A Choctaw Nation nurse was reportedly fired after making an insensitive remark related to Native Americans on social media.
Jill White, who was employed at a Choctaw Nation health facility, recently posted a photo on her personal Snapchat account accompanied by a message that read, “My fake smile. Excited to go make sure a bunch of fat natives don’t stroke out playing softball. With no shoes or shirts on.”
The comment was made in reference to White working at a softball game during the annual Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival.
“Choctaw leadership was alerted to the incident and the employee is no longer employed with Choctaw Nation,” Katy Pickens, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Government spokeswoman, said in a news release. “Disparaging words, even when joking, are never acceptable. We will continue to share our values and beliefs of faith, family and culture.”
— From staff reports