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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?'


Edward Medeles


Posted on Jan 11, 2021   Updated on Jan 11, 2021, 5:43 pm CST

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.

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. 

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.

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 CST