A black man who claimed he was racially abused by a white woman in Seattle, Washington, during while driving shared video of himself confronting the woman, who is seen shielding her face and screaming in apparent distress as he speaks to her.
Karlos Dillard claims the woman cut him off when they encountered each other on the road, that she raised her middle finger to him, and that she referred to him as a “n****r”. He also said she had begun following him, but stopped and quickly reversed when she saw that was recording video on his phone. Dillard said he then started following her, leading to the interaction in this video.
The footage shows the woman about to drive into an underground parking lot, as Dillard pulls up behind her, steps out and approaches her car. “Karen, you are not going to sit there and flip me off,” Dillard tells her.
The name “Karen” is a pejorative term coined online in recent years to refer to white women alleged to be racist, overly demanding, or who use their privilege at the expense of others.
The woman gets out of her car and says: “I have a Black husband,” “You are totally calling me something that I am not,” and “You’re attacking me.”
When Dillard records her license plate and apartment building, she crouches down to cover the plate and starts to cry.
Later, Dillard speaks with onlookers and tells them she had called him a “n****r”.
Before the video ends, Dillard tells Leah he doesn’t “want to hear your white tears” while she can be heard saying “I’m sorry,” “I don’t know the streets very well, please forgive me,” and “My heart is all about this movement.”
The video has been viewed over 5 million times on Dillard’s Twitter and Instagram. Credit: Karlos Dillard via Storyful