There is a man who goes by the name of Geris Hilton on Facebook (reportedly not his real name) who used to have a job.
"Hilton" used to work at Polaris Marketing Group, according to AtlantaBlackStar, but his employment status changed after he posted a photo on Facebook Sept. 16.
In the photo, Hilton was taking a selfie at work, alongside a little cute black boy who is the son of one of his now-former co-workers—a dandy woman by the name of Sydney.
All was seemingly fine, until Hilton and his friends started making racist jokes about the photo in the comments section on Facebook, insinuating that the little boy, whose name is Cayden, was a slave, and Hilton the slave master.
The photo has made its way around the Internet. As you guessed it, pink slips are flying and heads are rolling because of the racist shenanigans afoot in the photo's comments section.
"I didn't know you were a slave owner," a poster by the name of Emily Irene Red reportedly said. According to the tweet below, she has since been fired. Casualty No. 1.
"Send him back dude those f—kers are expensive," another Facebook user, by the name of Dylan Kleeman, reportedly wrote.
"But Massah I dindu nuffin," Baron O'Malley wrote, according to AtlantaBlackStar.
The president of Polaris Marketing Group posted a note on Facebook announcing that an employee—the man behind the Hilton Facebook profile, according to AtlantaBlackStar—had been terminated and denouncing the disgusting comments he and his friends made about the little boy.
Another company, YourEDM, caught wind that one of its employees had participated in the foolishness, and reportedly posted this message saying that it had fired that person, too.
Sydney Jade, Cayden's mother, got on social media to thank all of the people who spread the news about the inappropriate photo. She created the hashtag #HisNameIsCayden to make the statement that her little boy is a person and shouldn't be objectified or trivialized as the butt of a racist joke.
"When people hear about him, these are the picture I want them to know about. Not that disturbing image and its comments," Sydney wrote.
This'll teach people to keep their lack of home training to themselves and not bring it out into the public sphere.
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.