Apparently, it’s now ‘RACIST!’ if you clean up graffiti left by rioters.
A video taken earlier this week shows three girls being scolded for supposedly misusing their “white privilege” as they cleaned graffiti from a vandalized government building in Washington, D.C.
In the video, the girls appear to be scrubbing “BLM,” the initials of the anti-cop activist group “Black Lives Matter,” from the Lafayette Building, a federal government office building at 811 Vermont Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., otherwise known as the Export-Import Bank Building.
While they are working to clean the building, a woman, identified as “Faith Alice Sleeper” on Facebook, rolls up in a vehicle to lecture them about their supposed “white privilege.”
Alice posted the interaction to Facebook on Wednesday with the attached comment:
Yesterday I was told around 2:30am that my vehicle might be needed to give trapped protestors safe rides when curfew lifted at 6am so instead of risking sleeping thru alarms I stayed up. Afterwards I drove around to see what my city looked like. I found these women. I had to stop. I didn’t say enough. My sleep deprived brain froze and I couldn’t find enough words. I pulled over and watched the footage. “Our city.” This dumb b*tch just called Chocolate City “hers” while erasing Black Lives Matter off a building. I drove back. They were gone.
White women, we need to do better. I’m obviously a white woman and I have made many mistakes along the path to unlearning the prejudices and racism that our society teaches us. I still make mistakes, I still say the wrong thing, but it’s our job as white people to examine why we say and do things, especially the things we may not initially think are problematic. It is our job to hold each other accountable. I am disappointed in myself for not saying more to these women. I will do better. We all need to do better. These women disgust me to my core. Black lives are infinitely more valuable than any building. (And before you ask, yes it’s ok to share this)
In case you were wondering what “Faith Alice Sleeper” looks like, we present to you…
.. and, yep, she’s exactly what we all pictured in our minds, complete with the “Donald you’re an asshole” shirt in Spanish and the “DRINKS DON’T HAVE GENDERS!” quote.