A Pittsburgh anchorwoman who was fired for making racially insensitive comments on Facebook is suing her former employer for violating her civil rights.
Wendy Bell is suing WTAE TV for sacking her in March after her Facebook post about the Wilkinsburg BBQ mass murders went viral.
Bell’s attorney filed a federal lawsuit against the station on Monday, claiming she was fired because she’s white.
In the now-deleted Facebook post, Bell, who is 45, wrote on March 21:
“You needn’t be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts. They are young black men, likely in their teens or in their early 20s. They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before. They’ve grown up there. They know the police. They’ve been arrested. They’ve made the circuit and nothing has scared them enough. Now they are lost. Once you kill a neighbor’s three children, two nieces and her unborn grandson, there’s no coming back. There’s nothing nice to say about that.”
The station was flooded with phone calls and emails about Bell’s Facebook post which they said racially profiled all black men.
Bell was fired 11 days later.
Her words about black men had a ring of familiarity to them. As if she had intimate knowledge of the cultural psychology of black men because she grew up in that environment.
Rumor has it that Bell is mixed race. But unlike racial frauds Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal who cling to their delusions that they are black, Bell has always identified as white.
Thanks to loyal reader Mishan for the tip.