Memphis Fair Fires Clown for Making Racist Remarks

Memphis Fair Fires Clown for Making Racist Remarks

What you don’t expect at a fair is to come face to face with a bigot…well one family in Memphis got that and much more. 

The NY Daily News reports:

Racism is no laughing matter.

A clown at the Memphis Delta Fair lost his job after allegedly taunting an African-American family from Atoka, Tenn., with racial epithets on Labor Day.

“We heard over the loud speaker someone said, ‘Hey nappy head,’” Tanya Jones told WMC. “When we heard that we looked at each other because we didn’t know who they were talking to.”

The voice came from a man sitting on a bench in the dunk tank who was supposed to hurl lighthearted insults at festival-goers, coaxing them to participate in the game.

Players try to throw balls at a target that drops the clown’s bench — sending him or her into the water.
But Jones’ family feels this clown crossed a line.

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Source: Black America Web | Krystal Franklin

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