Cher Offers to Pay Legal Fees for Wisconsin Security Guard Fired for Repeating N-Word When Telling a Student Not to Say It
After a security guard was fired after asking a student not to use a racial slur against him, singer Cher offers to pay for any legal fees that he might incur in his fight to get his job back.
A school security guard from Wisconsin was fired earlier this week for telling a student not to use the n-word. After finding out that he was wrongfully fired for doing so, Cher is offering to pay for any lawsuit he might file against the school and the student.
48-year-old Marlon Anderson is a black security guard at a Wisconsin high school, and he was fired for repeating the n-word after he told a student not to use it. The student, who is also black, called Anderson the slur along with a couple of other expletives.
"I shouldn't be punished because I have the right to tell somebody not to call me this word"-- an emotional plea from a security guard fired from West High for repeating the n-word when asking a student to stop calling him that. MMSD's education board will be reexamining policies pic.twitter.com/zlhSOShKW5— Madalyn O'Neill (@news3madalyn) October 17, 2019
Hoping to Educate the Kid
According to Anderson, he made the decision to address it because so many of the kids have been starting to use the word.
"I made a conscious decision to address the word because it is an epidemic. Our kids use it every day. I just don't understand getting fired for trying to defend yourself. As a black man, I have a right not to be called that word."
How Can Ppl Be This Disrespectful⁉️A Beloved,Man of Color Just Passed,& Our Nations Mourning Him.Cong.Elijah Cummings FOUGHT FOR JUSTICE.He Was loved & Feared. If You Want To sue MMSD Ed.Board I Will Incur Your expenses.🕊EC— Cher (@cher) October 18, 2019
An Unjust Firing
Before getting fired, Anderson worked for the district for more than a decade. Now, many people have been rallying for him to get his job back, and that includes teachers, students, and even the general public.
Cher even offered to pay for any legal fees that Anderson may incur if he decides to sue anyone.
The Disrespect of Using the N-Word
Calling a black person the n-word is blatant disrespect, and it hasn't been taken lightly in many instances.
Just last year, a white woman was thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight after she called one of the flight attendants the n-word.
I did this myself After Reading Twt😠,without help from staff. It’s day off & ppl need break we’ve been working HARD. I Need access to station & Female journalist. I actually didn’t know where this gentleman Lived.I’m in GB 11:18 Fri. Pm. Can’t get much done on Weekend. 👋🏼— Cher (@cher) October 18, 2019
No Tolerance for Disrespect
A couple of minutes before takeoff, the passenger called a Southwest Airlines attendant some racial slurs, and there was enough time to kick her off the plane.
When the attendant asked passengers to prepare for take-off by fastening their seatbelts and putting up their tables, an aggressive lady lost her temper and refused to put up her table. When she was asked to leave the plane, she continued to hurl insults at the attendant.
Southwest Airlines Removes 'Unruly' Passenger Who Allegedly Called Flight Attendant the N-Word https://t.co/VSWS0OgxAR— People (@people) October 2, 2018
Ultimately, law enforcement waited for the lady by the gates.
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