A Mankato, Minn., man has lost his job after sending a racist message to the group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis last week.
Brad Schultz sent a message to the group's Facebook page last week following a protest at the Mall of America. The expletive-filled message included racial slurs against African Americans, according to screenshots preserving the message.
"The loser life deserved to get shot for not cooperating with police," the message read in part. "Just leave, white people don't like you."
An online Facebook page called Threatwatch, which is described as "holding hate accountable," posted the message online and urged people to contact Schultz's employer Archer Daniels Midland. Schultz later wrote to the group's Facebook page asking that his original comments be deleted, according to screenshots. He also said his employer is not affiliated with the comments and apologized.
ADM's Mankato branch posted a statement over the weekend saying the employee who made the comment no longer works for ADM following a company investigation: "As previously stated, these remarks are unacceptable and do not reflect ADM's values."
Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds posted on Facebook on Tuesday that "[h]opefully, individuals will learn from Brad Schultz's mistake and think twice before making racist statements on social media."
Schultz's Facebook page is no longer publicly accessible. He could not be reached for comment.
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