Indiana Nurse Fired After Rant Slamming George Floyd And ‘Black Privilege’ Goes Viral
An online rant about George Floyd and “Black privilege” cost a nurse from Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne her job after she decided to post a video on Facebook saying Black people are shielded and get special privileges, Raw Story reported.
Identified as Kristy Ann Wilker by users on Twitter, the nurse explained in her video that “Black privilege is thinking you are deserved or entitled to something because of the color of your skin.”
She continued, “They — people, Black people especially do get special scholarships. They are also shielded from a lot of scrutiny because of the color of their skin.”
“I’m not a racist,” she insisted. “I would never treat any patient differently, I would never treat any human being differently. I think God loves everyone. I’m on the same page. However, I don’t think that any race is above scrutiny, including Black people.”
She then added that George Floyd, who was killed by a Minnesota police officer, had been wrongly made into a martyr. “He started to have a freakout panic attack when they put him in the car probably because he was high on meth, Fentanyl, and positive for covid,” she said. “Was the police officer’s foot in the wrong spot? Maybe but, you know, um, meth and Fentanyl and positive covid are probably more leading factors to an [myocardial infarction] so do your research.”
It didn’t stop there. The video continued and the woman said that people need to “toughen up and grow up.”
“Rise above it,” she railed. “Some things will always be. I have never been a part of slavery. I don’t know anything about that. I’m not raising children who know anything about that. You don’t know anything about that. So, let’s not pretend that our history — that history — not even ours because we’re taking stuff out of history, right? Teddy Roosevelt? So, let’s not pretend like that has any reflection on today’s society.”
She went on to opine that society is free of racism. “Because I feel like Black privilege is bringing that up and throwing it in white people’s face so that they can get what they want and get respect,” the nurse said. “But racism is dead.”
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In her Facebook rant, the nurse claimed “Black men are responsible for 51 percent of murders, while not taking care of their children. Along with this, she says Black people live on welfare, and can get into college by simply being Black. On top of that, she says that instead of going to college, Black people choose to sell crack cocaine,” Hip Hop Vibe reported.
Almost immediately, users on Twitter not only expressed their outrage in comments but took action to make the video go viral and get the nurse fired. They outed her on Twitter. One user said the nurse had told coworkers not to worry about Black children with gunshot wounds because “none of them are innocent.”
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A spokesperson for Lutheran Hospital confirmed online that “the individual who posted those comments” is no longer employed by the establishment.”