Man Fired For Calling Watermelon “Obama Fruit”

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From The River Front Times

Darwin Holly, a former employee of TAMKO Building Products in southern Missouri, swears he’s “not a racist” over comments he made back in May 2009.

That’s when Holly grabbed a slice of watermelon at a company picnic and parked himself near a few other employees. “I’m going to sit down and eat my ‘Obama fruit,’” Holly informed his shocked co-workers.

A little over a week later Holly was fired on grounds that he violated the company’s racial harassment policy.

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