Security Guard Says Black Activism, Bisexuality Got Him Fired

Law360 (December 22, 2020, 7:22 PM EST) -- A Black former security officer sued Georgia-based Jackson Protection Agency on Tuesday, alleging he was canned after company leadership learned about his bisexuality and his racial justice advocacy from a HuffPost article.

Jedidiah Brown, a Chicago activist who was profiled by HuffPost three years ago for his racial justice work, said the security firm's chief executive, Ronnie Jackson, cut him loose in June after stumbling upon the article. The lengthy profile outlines Brown's activities challenging gun violence against Black communities, among other advocacy work, and notes that Brown is bisexual.

When Brown was fired, he said Jackson made clear it was...

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