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Dec 29

Company with Iowa ties fires employee for racist remarks aimed at Black Lives Matter

firedMANKATO, MINNESOTA – A company with at least 9 locations in Iowa has taken action and fired an employee who wrote a racist message to the controversial group Black Lives Matter.

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is an agricultural-based company with at least 9 elevators, plants or other operations in Iowa, as well as scores of other locations across the country.  The company describes itself as “one of the world’s leading agricultural processors”.

On December 24, an employee who worked at an ADM location in Mankato, Minnesota – about 75 miles north of the Iowa border – allegedly left a disturbing message for a political action group that has made news headlines in recent weeks and months, especially in nearby Minneapolis, as members of that group have  intentionally disrupted highways, airports and malls to draw attention to alleged police brutality.  The group’s actions have erupted in the media as well as social media among citizens and become a flashpoint for the racial divide in America.

The employee, identified as Brad Schultz, unleashed a tirade on the group via a message he allegedly wrote on social media. The disturbing message can be read below; it uses racist language and profanity.

As a result of the message, which was passed along to his employer, Archer Daniels Midland, the company launched an investigation. On December 27, the company reported “ADM has concluded its investigation regarding recent social media comments made by an ADM employee in Mankato, Minnesota.”

Archer Daniels Midland stated that “these remarks are unacceptable and do not reflect ADM’s values”.

The investigation was concluded and Archer Daniels Midland reportedly fired the employee.

“The employee who posted these statements no longer works for ADM.”

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