Boners

Boner Fight for September 19th, 2018

BONER CANDIDATE #1: LOOKING AGITATED WHILE BLACK.

There are a few times of day you can routinely expect people to look “agitated:” heading to work is definitely one of them. But, typically, most people don’t have the cops called on them as they’re heading to work—regardless of how stressed out they look. That wasn’t the case for University of Massachusetts Amherst employee Reg Andrade, who says he was racially profiled on the way to his job last Friday. According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, an anonymous caller dialed a tip line to report Andrade, who is black, describing him as as a “gentleman, African-American, bald” and looking “very agitated.” The caller also reported Andrade’s whereabouts and belongings: he was headed to the Whitmore Administration building, the caller said, with a “large duffel bag … hanging off a strap, very heavy hanging on the ground.”

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BONER CANDIDATE #2: SHAME ON THE UNKNOWN PERSON. SHAME.

Shelly Fitzgerald said her job at Indianapolis’ Roncalli High School remains “in limbo.” An Indianapolis guidance counselor told Ellen DeGeneres her future remains “in limbo” after officials at the Catholic high school where she works put her on paid administrative leave last month when they learned she’s in a same-sex marriage. Shelly Fitzgerald dropped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday, where she discussed being told by administrators at Roncalli High School that her job of 15 years would be on the line if she chose not to “dissolve” her marriage. Fitzgerald and her wife, Victoria, have been married for four years, but together for 22 and have a 12-year-old daughter. Though she said most of her school colleagues knew about her relationship, it had never surfaced as an issue until an unknown person sent a copy of her marriage certificate to administrators.

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