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Video: White woman insists she’s not racist because her Black co-worker is her friend

'Aren’t you my best friend at work?'

Jan 11, 2021, 5:43 pm*

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Edward Medeles

A video shared to Reddit on Sunday shows a white woman playing the “Black friend” card after she was called out for singing the N-word.

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The cringe-worthy video, which was uploaded to the r/PublicFreakout subreddit on Sunday but was first posted to TikTok by sammysmiles2693, shows the white woman using her best “work” friend as proof that she isn’t racist. 

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The video starts with the white woman asking her younger co-worker to state her name. The white woman then says "Aren’t you my best friend at work?” After a "yes" from the young woman, the white woman says smugly “So, I’m not racist!” 

The white woman says people think she’s racist because she "said—sang the N-word in a song" in another TikTok video. “People think I’m really racist,” the woman tells her co-worker. White people singing the N-word has come up many times in social discourse—and the consensus is that it's not OK.

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On social media, people made fun of the white woman for using her co-worker as a pawn in her faulty argument.

One Reddit user commented “Holding a black girl hostage. ‘Tell them I am not racist!’" Another user responded and asked, “Is she wearing a McDonald's manager shirt while the hostage is clearly a line employee?” 


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*First Published: Jan 11, 2021, 5:41 pm