Bank of America fires employee after racist Facebook rant

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Another day, another person fired because of social media.

Thursday’s example was Christine McMullen Lindgren, an Atlanta-based personal banker at Bank of America.

Lindgren posted recently that she hated Facebook, because, "you (expletive) (racial slur) and yes if (you) can call each other that well I can too (expletive) (racial slur) go back to Africa get over your pity party you created this hatred and your own kind that brought your great great grandparents over here and sold them."

Users of the very Facebook that Lindgren loathed so much reacted in kind – blasting her for her comments and flooding Bank of America with calls, emails and social media  posts.

But noon Thursday, Lindgren deleted her Facebook page and the Charlotte-based bank deleted her employment.

Andy Aldridge, a senior vice president and communications manager for the bank confirmed that Lindgren had worked at the bank, and that the comments were "reprehensible and unacceptable."

"We have investigated the matter and terminated her," Aldridge said. "She no longer works for Bank of America."

We are aware of an unacceptable post on Facebook.  The comments are reprehensible.  We have completed our investigation and have terminated the employment of the individual who posted the comments.

Posted by Bank of America on Thursday, June 2, 2016