Closer Look: Some White Nationalists Fired After Being Identified Through Social Media

FILE – In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators walk into the entrance of Lee Park surrounded by counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va. Conservative activists and leftist counter-protesters prepare for a showdown on Boston Common, Saturday, Aug. 19, that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. … Continued

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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Earlier this month, a white nationalists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, turned violent, killing three people. After the rally, some of the protestors were recognized by their employers and lost their jobs. Yalanda Lattimore, creator od Dryerbuzz.com, talks about how social media activity could impact your job.
  • 18:28: The Girl Scouts of America have announced they are adding 23 more badges related to STEM. Kathryn Schroeder, Girl Leadership Manager of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta talks about why the organization is implementing the badges. 
  • 34:47: WABE’s Elly Yu reports on Gwinnett County’s first-ever bilingual voting materials, available in Spanish.
  • 37:20: The conversation on the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, continues, with a look at why some protestors at the rally lost their jobs after being recognized by their employers. Jennifer Sandberg, legal expert at Fisher Phillips, explains if an employer can fire employees for participating in public rallies.