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North Carolina Woman Fired After Harassing Black Sisters Who Were Waiting For AAA In Viral Videos

In what has become a depressingly common occurrence, another white woman called the cops on two black women waiting for AAA in the parking lot of their own apartment building. In a cell phone video uploaded by the Garris sisters, we see a woman named Susan Westwood harassing the sisters and drunkenly saying things like “I’m white and hot, so what are you doing here?” and “I make $125,000 a year.”

MOUTH DROPPING VIDEOS...Never thought this would happen to my sister and I right here in Charlotte, NC (Southpark/Myers...

Posted by Chele Garris on Friday, October 26, 2018

 

However, that last bit is no longer true, as the North Carolina resident was just fired from her job. Patrick Paterno, public relations for the Carolina region for Charter Communications was quoted as saying,

“The incident recorded in Charlotte is a blatant violation of Charter’s code of conduct and clearly disregards the company’s commitment to inclusion and respectful behavior. As such, Ms. Westwood’s employment with the company has been terminated, effective immediately.”

It didn’t take long for Twitter to find out.

 

 

This kind of harassment going viral is a continuing trend. In the past we’ve had BBQ Betty and Permit Patty harassing people of color for very minor reasons, and calling the cops on them for small to nonexistent infractions. There was the incident of a Starbucks in Philadelphia which went viral after for two black men were harassed and arrested while waiting for a friend. And after this most recent incident, it’s hard to say where it will end.

People of color have long dealt with authority figures calling store managers and the police on them for innocuous activities, but in the age of cell phones and social media, have found a way to fight back. Sharing instances of harassment when they happen has helped bring light to the kind of discrimination people of color in this country have always faced.

H/T: Mic, USA Today

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Written by Ben Acosta

Ben Acosta is an Arizona-based fiction author and freelance writer. In his free time, he critiques media and acts in local stage productions.