Following a racist facebook rant by one of it's Executive Level employees in charge of Loan Operations, Regions Bank has released a statement made public on their facebook page today:
We would like to thank everyone who has reached out to Regions to share concerns about offensive social media comments that were made through an associate’s personal Facebook account. We want you to know that we share your concerns. Those comments do not reflect our values as a company or the way we do business, and the associate has no role in approving or denying loans. We are conducting a thorough review and will take all appropriate actions to address this matter.The social media comments in question can be seen below:
I voted him in. I like him. He has a beautiful wife unlike the ugly and embarrassing woman, (for lack of a better word), in the White House now. Ms. Trump's foot would make Michele O'Bama a Sunday face. I'm certainly glad he has a lot of money because she he won't be bought out like Barrack, socialist Muslim O'Bama or his wife and all the host of relatives they have in the whitehouse for US to support. They have sponged the US of money flying to every single location in which they could vacation, taking the Grandmother with them. I'm surprised they didn't move the uncles and aunts in with them. Maybe they did and we didn't hear about it. Oh yes, and let us NOT forget they flew the family dog on a SEPARATE plane. If any idiot out there thinks that behavior is justified, you deserved him as a president. I prefer a man who can buy Michele and Barrack and sell them several times over. He will NOT be taking a salary, except $1. I think we can afford security for his son, IF he decides to use it. People who sponge from free government giveaways won't care much for this, but get over it. Hopefully being accountable will make a comeback. Nothing is free, someone pays for it. I for one am SICK of paying for lazy, non-working, takers.Regions Bank, based in Birmingham, Alabama, is a major banking center for the Southern United States, so it is no surprise that they house employees with thoughts similar to the ones posted above. What is shocking is that the employee that went on this rant is at the Executive Level with a job title of Senior Vice President of Loan Operations. This employee, June Pridmore, has held the position for 8 years.
There is always a possibility that this post is fake, however, Pridmore has since deleted her facebook page as well as her LinkedIn page, and Regions is "investigating the matter."
REGIONS - You owe it to your customers who have banked with you, their friends and families, to deal with THIS matter with crystal clear transparency. If Pridmore is, in fact guilty, of the posting the heinously racist rant pointed toward not only the First Lady of the United States, The President of the United States, their family, and People of Color (with the mass generalizations) then she should be IMMEDIATELY fired. An investigation must also be done into what kind of effect her insidious influence has had on those POC who applied for loans in the past 8 years. Redlining is a serious issue that many people are paying attention to in this era, and this is a PRIME example of the racists who run institutions in oppressive manners from behind the scenes.
IF Pridmore is found guilty and not FIRED from her position, we will call upon a COMPLETE BOYCOTT against Regions Bank. People from the South who are on the right side of history will be asked to close accounts with Regions and use other banking options. They will also be asked to influence their friends and family to close accounts with Regions.
The petition is here: