Say what you will about the evils of social media, but it sure does one thing well: causes racists to lose their jobs.
A video of a white woman drunkenly yelling at two black men outside of a downtown Kansas City, Mo., bar, in which she repeatedly calls them the N-word, quickly made the rounds on social media, and, as a result, the woman has lost her job, according to the Kansas City Star.
Drake Lewis, 21, shared a video of the incident on his Twitter account on Wednesday. “So yesterday me and my homie Sam were out taking photos … when we overheard this lady say ‘these [expletive] [N-word]s’ when we walked by,” Lewis tweeted. “I told her not to say that and then I started recording.”
So yesterday me and my homie Sam were out taking photos in the power and light district via KCMO when we overheard this lady say “these fucking niggers” when we walked by. I told her not to say that and then I started recording pic.twitter.com/rvFHFIp3NY
— ig: @wesinfinty (@Weslyinfinity) October 17, 2018
The profanity-laced tirade included, “It is what it is. I’m a white [expletive] cracker, you a caramel [N-word].”
Cracker, or “cracka,” is a slang term for white people. It is often used for rural whites in the southern United States. In some areas, namely Florida and Georgia, people call themselves “cracker” with pride as a term for a person who has lived in the area for generations.
Lewis and his friend, who is Samoan-American, can be heard laughing at the woman and saying, “Wow, you wild B.”
The woman tells the two men to “get the [expletive] up outta here,” and they respond by telling her she is drunk and she should move along instead.
“Yeah I’m drunk, [expletive] you,” she replied. “[Expletive] you and the white horse you rode in on … Get the [expletive] out of my face!” As she walked toward the men, she can be heard saying, “You got a problem with this old woman, white [expletive] cracker?”
Lewis’s friend, outraged by the incident, calls the woman a “hick” and “cracker” in return. Lewis tells the Kansas City Star that his friend has been called a “sand [N-word]” and he “gets it all the time.”
By Thursday, Lewis’s video had tens of thousands of views on both Facebook and Twitter. A person who claimed to have employed the woman and who asked to remain anonymous in the Kansas City Star confirmed that she had been fired as a result of the video.
Lewis told the news outlet, “I posted it to expose how people really are and to show that racism is pretty much everywhere. I’m just really tired of the disrespect.”
This incident is another example of white people being exposed on social media for their apparent racism. Within the last month, “Golfcart Gail” called the police on a black man cheering on his son’s soccer team; “Apartment Patty” blocked her black neighbor from entering their building; “Cornerstore Caroline” called the police after she alleged that a 9-year-old black boy sexually assaulted her in a bodega (his backpack accidentally brushed against her rear end); and a white woman called the police on a black man who was babysitting two white children.
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