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Madam Prezident: Black Meteorologist Rhonda Lee’s Termination Is Disturbing

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Madam Prezident of MadamPrezident.com says that the ladies should all be very excited because, for the year 2013, Your Black World and Madam Prezident have teamed up to deliver you all the very best in all of America. Below are her views about African American Meteorologist, Rhonda Lee, and her termination:

I am really, really disturbed about this situation that has been ongoing on the news, on the radio on the blogs and on CNN; this situation about the African American Meteorologist, Rhonda Lee, and her termination from KTBS, which is a new station in Louisiana.

 This situation is unbelievable. I don’t know what the hell Rhonda is doing in Louisiana. We want her out of there. Get out of Louisiana! However, the new station determined that Rhonda Lee had violated some form of policy by making a comment on Facebook after she was, of course, wrongfully disrespected on the KTBS Facebook fan page. There is a guy on there who  made a comment about her hair, saying that Rhonda looks terminally ill. He also said that she acts as if she has cancer because she wears a small Afro.

Of course, Rhonda Lee, politely informed this man that she’s not terminally ill. She let him know that that some people may prefer the European look but she doesn’t. She’s very proud of who she is and how her hair grows. She also said in some places and for some people, their hair grows downwards. She said, about  African American people, that our hair has a tendency to grow upward and that  she’s very proud of that.

I just want to say “Sister, I stand behind you! Yes that is the truth.” Yes African American people, the majority of us have hair that grows outward and there’s nothing wrong with that. What she did was absolutely right. She let this guy know, you that his accusations were incorrect, ignorant and she corrected him in a very polite way.

 But that wasn’t the reason she got fired. That is what is so controversial about the situation. There was another guy who made a comment on KTBS’s Facebook page and what he basically  said was that the three minute segment of kids being able to shop at Walmart, which is a contest they do at KTBS, had a racial bias. He said that everybody that has been picked for the 3 minute segment was basically a person of color. Rhonda Lee again, of course, corrected him and said they just pick people at random and assured him that there were no favorites or anything like that. She said that it was for children and she just hoped that it really didn’tt matter what color the children were. Again, she corrected someone in a very polite way.

 Is Rhonda Lee wrong? Should they have terminated this woman? She has been treated very unfairly and Madam Prezident and Your Black World are very unhappy about the injustice of Rhonda Lee.

Now, there is a counterpart to this because I do work for a company myself and we have a policy. I don’t know if it’s a written policy or not, but when we started the Facebook launch at my company, they were very clear that they do not want us responding to negative comments. They made it very clear that we are not to respond in any way or reference to anything so Rhonda Lee put herself in a position where she internalized KTBS. People have comments about KTBS and she has to realize that this is people talking about KTBS. Anyone who has eyes and  anyone who has ears may say something that you’re not going to agree with. You cannot go around correcting everybody in America. You cannot go around correcting everyone and trying to make people feel what you feel. You can’t go around dropping knowledge on people or just to everybody, it’s not going to happen. You just can’t reach every soul that way.

So the question remains- is Rhonda Lee right or is Rhonda Lee wrong? Did KTBS take it too far by firing her? I want to know what you all are thinking about this situation because Madam Prezident believes that KTBS messed with the church’s money; yes they have! You all go ahead and talk about this- I’m out.

You all know where to find me: www.madamprezident.com. Click the contact box and you can hit me up, leave an e-mail. Here’s all love to you. Do what you do but most of all have a blessed day and I’m out.