Charleston Port Employee Keeps Job After Praising Dylann Roof On Social Media

Megan Everts

The South Carolina Ports Authority did not fire an employee for social media posts praising the white supremacist.

The South Carolina Ports Authority only disciplined and did not fire an employee for praising white supremacist Dylann Roof in social media posts, reported the Charleston City Paper.

  • Roof is currently in prison, awaiting execution for killing nine black worshipers at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church in 2015.
  • The news outlet noted that Roof had written “in an online manifesto that the murders at the historic church were plotted to start a race war.”
  • Under a false name, the employee made Facebook posts calling for Roof’s release from prison and saying that he was the only person who could “save Charleston.”

The Ports Authority did not specify the way in which the employee was disciplined.

While we do not normally comment on employee issues, we want to make it exceedingly clear that S.C. Ports Authority does not tolerate hate speech or racist remarks. Swift disciplinary action has been taken against the employee in question, and the offensive posts have been removed from his social media platforms. Diversity, inclusion and respect for all are an integral part of our core values as an organization.

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