Indiana Nurse Loses Job After Ranting Against George Floyd, ‘Black Privilege’
A nurse in Indiana lost her job after posting a video in which she argued that Black Americans have special privileges and suggested that George Floyd, who was killed while in police custody, was wrongly made out to be a martyr.
- RawStory picked up on a tweet identifying the woman as Kristy Ann Wilker, a trauma nurse who worked at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
- In the video, Wilker says, “Black privilege is thinking you are deserved or entitled to something because of the color of your skin. 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.”
- She also insists that she is not racist because she would never mistreat a patient based on their skin color, adding that “God loves everyone.”
- But Wilker goes on to say that “I don’t think that any race is above scrutiny, including black people.”
- She also mentions Floyd, insisting that people upset over his death at the hands of police are failing to grasp the reality of the situation:
“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 opines. “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.”
- The now-fired nurse wen on to say that America’s history of mistreating Black people has no bearing on society today:
“Rise above it,” she rants. “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.”
“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 continues. “But racism is dead.”
A Lutheran Hospital spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that “the individual who posted those comments” is no longer employed by the hospital, according to RawStory.