This is a story via Express UK and while it happened in the UK, it’s coming to America.
Nita O’Dell said she was “stunned” when she was branded a racist after sharing the photo of a dog wearing a makeshift version of the Muslim clothing with her friends on Facebook.
A caption underneath the image also read: “Guide dog for a Muslim woman. It’s called a Barka.”
Last June, Nita, the dinner lady with good evaluations, was suspended from the Billesley Primary School in Birmingham for posting the photo on Facebook after it was sent to her anonymously.
The grandmother of seven was fired the day before she was to celebrate 21 years of service and it was finalized right before Christmas after she lost her appeal.
She said: “I am not a racist.
“The school is very multicultural, if I was a racist it would’ve come out before now.
“My sister-in-law is a Muslim, my very best friend, who I’ve known since we were two, is of mixed race, our family consists of different cultures.
“I just thought the picture was funny and ‘liked’ it. A lot of other people ‘liked’ it too.
“I just feel so down and intimidated. There is not a racist bone in my body. It’s not in my blood.
“I broke down when they sacked me and broke down again at the appeal.
“I have been pulling my hair out for two months and just don’t know where to turn. I’ve been left to feel like a criminal.
“My husband and children have really stood by me and they’re disgusted, but what can I do? We haven’t got the money to fight this.
“Losing your job is bad enough, but being called a racist is just your worst nightmare.”
She had posted an unpleasant Facebook photo before, school officials said.
When she did it, she said considering it racist never crossed her mind.
“That never crossed my mind. I just shared a picture that I thought was funny.
“The worst thing is I haven’t talked to my friends at the school since June. I think they’ve been told not to talk to me.
“I think it’s terrible what’s happened and unfair.”
Anyone who ever watched Archie Bunker on TV or listened to a comedian knows people just laugh at themselves with jokes like this. It’s not racist to me, but the school seems a bit PC and totalitarian. They are teaching this to the children. To me, it’s a harmless stupid joke and Muslims would win more friends joking a bit more but that Sharia-slander perspective is very confining. What do you think?
Remember when we could laugh at ourselves? This would be totally unacceptable today.
TRIGGER WARNING on the video. Some people view this as a micro-agression and an example of white terrorism and will need a safe place after viewing it.
Watch if you dare: