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Woman Throws Racist Tantrum After Seeing George Floyd’s Image Projected Over Robert E. Lee Monument

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A hologram event series began earlier this week, with George Floyd’s image projected up over the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia. It was the first of five historical locations where the hologram will be displayed to protest against police brutality.

The hologram appears as a large series of fireflies that form George Floyd’s face, and his name appears in projected graffiti letters below the image.

Unfortunately, not everyone at the demonstration appreciated it.

A White woman was asked to leave the demonstration after shouting and creating a disturbance when the image appeared. After being asked to leave, the woman continued to yell, which was caught on video by Mikhail Smith.

In the video response, the woman responded:

“This is public property. This is my city.” 

Several protesters appear to peacefully lead her away from the demonstration as she continues to argue inaudibly.

Someone can be heard saying off-camera:

“You’re a racist. Leave.”

The White woman responded, gesturing at the Monument:

“You’re a f**king ni**er. Look at this ni**er shit.” 

Another protestor off-camera began to shout: 

“Get the f**k out of here.”

You can watch the exchange here:

WARNING: video contains NSFW language

The video was shared across social media.

Some labeled the woman the latest Karen. 

Others noted how casually she hurled racial slurs. 

 

Some stated this woman’s behavior was a perfect example of why some of the money allocated to the military needs to be repurposed for mental health support.

Although it must be made clear, again, that mental illness doesn’t make a person racist.

The illness, like drugs of alcohol, may reduce the person’s inhibitions to the point they publicly scream racial slurs.

Others favored a nurture over nature reason. 

As of this writing the woman has not been identified.

McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit www.mckenzielynntozan.com.