Hatred of anyone because they are in a particular subset of the population is definitely contrary to our 21st century values. Certainly, no organization would want someone like that representing them to the public. However, we have seen political correctness run amok.
Derek Daly is a retired car racer. After achieving success in Europe, he came to America to race Indy cars. He had been employed by an Indianapolis television station but was recently fired. The station justified this because he used the N word thirty-five years ago. He had been in the US for just a short time and may not have understood how offensive the word was to many.
This sets a dangerous precedent. Anybody can now destroy someone’s career. All they have to do is find some a person from their past to claim they once used a bad word.
As a people, we believe in fairness. Firing someone for something they said decades ago is definitely not fair.