Dell Rapids- A firefighter from Dell Rapids Fire Rescue was fired this weekend for racist comments he posted on Facebook.
Those posts sparked outrage in the community and abroad.
“You’re a public servant and your putting stuff like that on Facebook, that’s not good,” said resident of Dell Rapids, William Dezee.
Many people in Dell Rapids were shocked when they learned one of their firefighters posted racists comments on Facebook.
Several say it’s disturbing that the remarks were made by someone who is supposed to come to their rescue during an emergency.
“There’s enough problems going on, we don’t need racial slurs or people wearing masks or saying something that’s what 160 years old, leave it alone. That’s the way it should be,” added Dezee.
The comment was posted to the Facebook account of a Kansas State student.
The girl was expelled after posting a racist photo.
Dell Rapids fire rescue took to Facebook to announce their decision to terminate john Nygaard.
“John is no longer a member of our volunteer organization. Dell Rapids fire would like to apologize on behalf of our former member for his insensitive and narrow minded comments on Facebook. This is something we take very seriously and this type of thinking will not be tolerated by our members.”
This attitude, in Sdakota? Doesn’t surprise me in the least, and it’s not as though there a serious presence of Black people in the dakotas. Generally speaking, it’s the Indians who are considered to be the Prairie Ni**ers here. There are lot of white people here who are terrified of any person of colour, and the rest of them are unbelievably clueless, which is no excuse.