On Monday, a 46-year-old African-American man named George Floyd was murdered by a police officer. I’m not going to publish the video here, but there was a video capturing everything and it is one of the most unsettling videos I’ve ever seen. Floyd pleaded for the police officer to remove his knee off of Floyd’s neck. Floyd said he couldn’t breathe. Those were his last words. This happened in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The four police officers involved in the situation – including Floyd’s killer – were fired from the police force. They have not been charged with any crime. Floyd’s killer, Derek Chauvin, has a history of complaints on the job.
In lieu of justice, people take to the streets. If no one listens, people will find a way to be heard. So Minneapolis has seen a lot of protests. The difference between the violent police action towards peaceful justice-protesters in Minneapolis versus the calm, nonviolent police inaction towards armed MAGA types protesting the pandemic lockdown has been stark, to say the least. People protesting George Floyd’s murder and the lack of arrests made were tear-gassed. Armed jackasses protesting public-health regulations during a deadly pandemic were met with little more than a shrug from police. Of course there have been some riots in Minneapolis. One wonders why those lockdown Nazi rallies didn’t qualify as riots too.
Well, now white people are clutching their pearls over those “riots.” They are more concerned about a Target store than a man being killed on the street. But sure.
Tampon Lampshade Tonka Leak Tammy Leery had some sh-t to say:
Let me know when you spot the difference, Tapioca. pic.twitter.com/kdtk8di9kC
— Chidi®️ (@ChidiNwatu) May 28, 2020
If you don't like the reaction to injustice, stop killing us.
— Call me Unc (@revampedDIB) May 28, 2020
We tried to peacefully protest and you had a problem with that too, so what is it
— sanchez (@kaoticxpunk) May 28, 2020
And then people started talking about Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma and how white people literally bombed a prosperous black town and “looted.”
white people burned down black wall street and y’all mad about target? bye
— KG (@kaigee_) May 28, 2020
Guess who else looted.
White people when they killed hundreds of black people on ‘Black Wall Street’ in Tulsa Oklahoma.
35 square blocks of black owned businesses and homes attacked on the ground and bombed from the air.
The wealthiest black community in the US at the time. pic.twitter.com/biICMODi0r
— Creighton Khallid Moxey (@kingcre1) May 28, 2020
During the Tulsa Race Massecre, in which up to 300 people were killed and a whole neighborhood destroyed and burned to the ground, white men stole everything of value from black homes. https://t.co/n8Fvaz16B3 https://t.co/pYOBHvOIDT
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 28, 2020
White people like Tonka could make the argument that while they don’t like riots, they don’t like to see peaceful protesters tear-gassed and they also want to see murderers arrested, starting with the four ex-police officers involved in George Floyd’s murder. Just try out that argument, and tell it to your elected officials.
Photos courtesy of Getty.
She is such a hateful person.
In trying to comment on an indefensible situation – but refusing to actually say its bad because then her racist pervert fans wont like her anymore – this is all she could think of to say that still casts black people in a ‘bad light’ who ‘deserve what they get’. This is all she could try to latch onto. Pathetic racist despicable spineless woman.
God i f*cking hate her.
Best tweet ever about her:
Tomi Lahren is 20% gun, 20% swastika, 20% I want to speak to your manager, 10% do you even know who my father is, and 30% Laura Ingraham, according to Klancestry dot com.
I can’t with this people.
I saw the images, I couldn’t watch the video, and thank God someone had the nerve of taping it.
May he rest in peace.
At the same time I am furious, because here in Europe and where I live racism is a problem too, and often white people think “it’s a Us problem we are better” No we are not.
I am curious where u live? Its not a contest but it IS better here. I live in Scandinavia and I cant recall police murdering anyone of color.
And just because police don’t kill doesn’t mean there is no racism problem.
It’s still a problem because it WILL devolve to what’s happening in the US. The Holocaust isn’t ancient history in Europe.
Hey @Katrine, racism does not need to be violent to be racism. It does not need to be police officers stomping on unarmed black men’s necks. It is insidious and undercover most of the time.
My stepdad was from Sweden and oh how he and his family fetishized black people. It makes my skin crawl thinking about it.
To think that you, a white woman (basing this on your profile pic) can make a sweeping statement of “it IS better here” shows how clueless you are. How can you talk about how bad racism is if you are not the one experiencing it?? Go have a conversation with a Swede of color before you make statements like that.
There’s literally been a surge of white nationalist parties growing in Sweden for the past several years now.
I’ve noticed Europeans and Canadians seem to think that racism is only just the amount of black people shot by police. And Americans seem to think racism is only explicitly using slurs. They all have shifting standards, so they never have to be introspective.
Let’s just stop right there, Scandinavia. I’ve been to all three super White countries in Scandinavia. As a Native American, I literally was *the only* person of any kind of color walking your streets. Your kind literally asked me “what are you?” And when I replied Native, all I got was, “Oh yeah, we have Inuit here and they’re all alcoholics.” LOLOL, do you people ever hear yourselves?
No, Scandinavia. Not all Inuits are alcoholics, but I sure did see a lot of drunk Scandinavians.
There were a few minorities – but they were mostly in “food service” positions and absolutely none among the “elite” in Scandinavia.
Also, Scandinavia has had a pretty tight grip on its immigration schemes, and let’s not forget the mass shootings by White Nationalists in Denmark, Norway and Sweden – all due to the anger about “Islam” and immigration. I do believe something like almost 100 people were killed at a Mosque for what? Worshipping.
So get out with your, “Oh we don’t have racism here in quaint, jolly old Home of the Norse mythology that white nationalists cling to Scandinavia.”
You do have racism there. But you guys are too busy drinking and hyggeligting to see or acknowledge it.
Where in Scandinavia? Sweden has historically been rife with violence by the police against minorities.
See: “Harassment and racial profiling of non-white Swedes has become increasingly normal police work.”
Anon, as much as I agree with you, the generalizing on both sides doesn’t justify any crimes. Of course there’s racism in Scandinavia. But blaming countries In Scandinavia for being too white is like blaming Nigeria for being too black. It doesn’t make sense. Ethnically we are white. This does NOT excuse the fact that it is very difficult being a POC in these countries, hell even being Eastern European is looked down at. We have a lot of work to do.
There’s never been a mass shooting with 100 people killed in a mosque in Scandinavia but Anders Breivik did kill a lot of young mainly white socialists cause he sympathized with Nazi ideas.
Canadians loooooooove to think this too, but nope. Google Regis Korchinski-Paquet as just the most recent example.
Fellow Canadian. Very much agree. Racism here is more insidious. It’s very much hidden behind this image of politeness associated with Canadians. But, it exists, especially if you leave not cities like Toronto or Vancouver. And I wouldn’t even begin to start on the racism in Quebec even in a diverse city like Montreal.
Listen up, Canadians:
I lived on the Canadian border for four years. I am Native American and I worked with the Native communities on both sides of the border. You people are the absolute worst when it comes to the in-your-face racism towards your First Nations.
I’ve witnessed numerous incidents on and near the Reserves and in your national newspapers where Native people are regarded as literal animals to be “dealt with,” rather than human beings with aboriginal lands and rights.
Seriously, Canada has a deeply ingrained problem with POC, but particularly their indigenous populations.
As a French person, all I can say is that what the french police did during the lockdown and police abuse is dismissed and protected by the state is enraging. We don’t have a dumbass like Orange butthole in power, but the refusal to acknowledge the problems here are also really bad for our society as a whole
Becky has to be a Becky.
She stays saying stupid shit on Twitter and getting gathered and snatched bald and taking an L
Where is her outrage for the cop who murdered a man and the only consequence he faced was having to find a new job??? Where is her judgement towards THAT??????
I’m waiting for her to point out that Minnesota did once hold a cop accountable for a senseless murder of an innocent victim – of course that cop was a black, Muslim, immigrant and the woman was a white tourist (who absolutely deserved justice) but the fact that it’s the only time a cop was held accountable says a lot, and none of it good
Sometimes I wonder if people like her, or Alex Jones actually believe half the shit they say. And honestly? I don’t think they do, and I think it’s… worse? I mean, if they don’t believe it, but they’re still doing it purely to make money – that’s a whole extra layer of corruption and f-ckery.
They’re playing a role but people don’t KNOW that, and it appeals to such a low ball portion of society who then feel validated for their own incredibly horrible beliefs. And they can see that happening – and they continue to market themselves that way. It’s such a huge pedestal of privilege for them to sit on and be able to incite such horrific ideology and not care because at the end of the day, it doesn’t ACTUALLY affect them negatively.
It’s the same thing with Kellyanne Conway/George Conway business. They’ve got their roles and they make them money/famous and they’re going to stick to it as long as it works. Which yeah, it’s really vile and contemptuous.
Alex Jones absolutely does not believe his own crap- during a custody trial I think it was, his ex wife had concerns about his behavior and his own lawyer referred to him as an entertainer, someone putting on an act. He knows damn well.
People really need to stop responding to her. She is a pathetic dimwitted waste of oxygen and she makes these comments for attention. There are certain people worth having constructive conversations with about these matters, she isn’t one of them. It’s a one way conversation with her and she strictly does it for attention and engagement on her social media platforms. Stop giving this awful woman attention, please.
Yes Tina! I didn’t read the article. I just came here to say the same. Stop giving this loser a platform.
I agree with you on this. If we stop responding to her hopefully she will go away. She is a ignorant hateful racist, and just need to STFU!!!!!
In an administration of moronic incompetence she’s a standout. At her 1st briefing she promised to “tell the truth to Americans,” I promptly wrote her off then
I think you’re mixing her with Kaleigh Mckkkanenenene, the new Press Secretary. Both deplorable women, none the less.
This is not a knock against this site, but just a general comment- we really shouldn’t be amplifying people like her or Can*i*ce O*e*ns. They are genuinely horrible, but they also want the clout, no matter how it comes their way. They will say the most outrageous things just so people will engage with them and honestly, what’s the point?
I have never once heard of or read about Black Wall Street. No American History class I’ve taken in my lifetime has even touched on it. Curious.
Neither have I and I grew up in Oklahoma, which requires an Oklahoma history class in middle school … not a peep.
Now I have homework.
I just learned about it in the last five years or so, by chance, when I was looking up some other stuff on wikipedia. I was SHOCKED to be just learning it, and I asked numerous friends if they knew, and none did. Could not believe that something so massive had not been mentioned in school.
It has become more spoken of in the last few years, and I think that it’s good people are learning about it. It was a heavy part of the storyline for the HBO show Watchmen, which was a pretty good show. I think Tulsa started looking for mass graves in the last year or so.
I never heard about it until I watched Watchmen. And I read a lot of history books. I do think one place we need to start in rooting out racism is working on the educational curriculum. I read an article last year about how textbook companies will publish different versions of textbooks for different states and yes, the differences are as gross as you’d imagine. E.g., some states using much more ink covering the ‘state’s rights’ BS version of the Civil War rather than the uglier ‘yes, it was slavery and yes, it was HORRIBLE.’
If you listen to podcasts, Stuff You Missed in History Class did an excellent show (or series?) About it several years ago.
And honestly, we don’t know to what extent the local newspaper and police/military had to do with it because all copies of the daily paper are mysteriously missing from archives. Almost like there were official calls to riot that someone realized looked bad in retrospect.
My mom grew up outside of Tulsa, never heard anything about it from anyone.
Me, neither, & I have a BA in History. I’m going to have to read up on this.
I was not taught about it either. I only became aware when I started watching The Watchmen. I looked it up and could not believe that this has been ignored in the teachings of children of American history. I was appalled by what I read and I was angry that it isn’t taught of publicly spoken about.
As for this twit, I don’t even know who she is, though I don’t have Twitter.
I learned about it in recent years, and I too was dumbfounded that it wasn’t taught in schools.
It was a really horrifying act of terrorism. It needs to be widely acknowledged.
Most of black history isn’t taught in school. All that I learn was at home. Still have some of my grandparents book that were bought in the 60’s
Aw, Tomi is being a good girl. She’s being obedient, hoping her masters will give her some scraps directly from the table.
Sometimes, I pity individuals like her. They tow the line just to get a pat on the head, never realizing they will never be offered an actual seat. She was probably raised to think like this.
Then I remember even if she is just a tool, she’s still spewing this hateful, ignorant nonsense to stir up conflict and get her name out there. Even if her party never accepts her as an equal, she’s still getting fame and earning money. Sh knows what she’s doing.
Yep. I don’t pity her at all though. She’s old enough to know better and has access to so many other choices and information. Like you said, she knows exactly what she’s doing and has for a while. This is someone who weaponizes not only her white womanhood, but also her age in service to the deplorables. Being older and being younger both get used for that in different ways.
Tony Laryngitis is a white supremacist troll who would chew off her own hand if that meant it made the alt right happy and the “libs” mad. People need to stop giving her attention and just let her go away. NOTHING she says makes any sense and she lacks the common sense to see why.
A few years ago they actually had this monster on the Daily Show because good-hearted well-meaning liberals naively think if you just talked rationally to these people, you’ll find common ground. Nope. Her brand is angry white hate. Same with Glenn Beck fooling Samantha Bee. These radical freaks aren’t gonna give up their game because Trevor Noah gives them cupcakes.
Yes, I remember this interview, in which Trevor was a total pro, and remember him asking her, in regards to C.K. Taking a knee, which she deemed “inappropriate”, what was a way black men and women can protest peacefully? Like, if kneeling was offensive to her, give an example of how else this could be peacefully protested. And she had no suggestions. Shocking.
I don’t like her at all. but she is right about one thing. justice for george floyd’s murder isn’t people destroying their city (that puts citizens, including black citizens, in more danger and makes their life harder. everybody’s life and property should be protected. I hope nobody gets hurt. especially if military intervenes. more and more violence is the worst option). justice for george floyd’s murder is his sadistic murderer convicted of murder and in prison for many, many years.
When armed white supremacists stormed the capital and screamed in police officer’s faces, nothing happened to them. Nothing. When people PEACEFULLY protested the murder of Mr. Floyd, they were tear-gassed. This was and act of terrorism on the part of police against people peacefully demonstrating, which is their 1st amendment right to do. It was also a declaration of war, imo. Sometimes, your oppressors leave you no choice but to go scorched earth. All they had to do was allow people to peacefully protest. And arrest the murderers.
I fully support demonstrations. but not violence. if somebody puts a building on fire, that’s dangerous. all that puts people’s lives at risk is not good.
Black (and indigenous) folk built this country FOR FREE. They have every right to burn it TF down.
are you serious? you think it’s okay to destroy property of people who have nothing to do with any crime and to put them at risk?
@horseandhound please peep what @Taryn said below. I hate that the rioting has been destructive but I value JUSTICE and DEMONSTRATION over ORDER. That’s my answer.
The police show up in riot gear and PROVOKE black communities to violence, spray them with pepperspray when they are protesting peacefully, call in the national guard etc. so they can go on the news and justify the cops treatment of black people. But yet people of a certain skin color can threaten government officials and show up with guns/weapons to storm government buildings to protest wearing masks and the national guard is not called. pepper spray Isn’t used. A man got murdered and treated like an animal and people are rightfully hurt and angry…you’ll be alright if a few targets get destroyed.
We lost a good Target today. Someone cue up “Danny Boy.”
If white America wanted peaceful racial justice demonstrations, we probably shouldn’t have shot Martin Luther King in the face.
Most poignant comment of the day.
Horseandhound, I am sure you mean well, but justice for George Floyd does not begin and end in the conviction of his “sadistic” murderer. That’s great, if it happens. (I personally will not hold my breath on that one). But even that is merely a bandaid on a tumour. Justice can truly only be achieved through a complete overhaul of the system. And that is what the protestors are pushing back against. It’s the system that oppresses them all and produces versions of this result time and time again. That police officer was not an aberration, and the murder of George Floyd was not a bug but a feature.
Do you remember that Black Lives Matter marches had TENS OF THOUSANDS of people marching PEACEFULLY in the streets after Eric Garner’s death? “I can’t breathe” ring a bell? Yeah, peaceful protesting did NOTHING and people are still getting murdered by forces paid by OUR tax dollars. They are KILLING in the name of YOU.
I do not fault people who are so traumatized by the violence inflicted on their communities that they feel they must take it to another level. Americans seem to care more about property than people, (see also opening businesses before it is safe), so I don’t fault people for targeting property.
This victim blaming is so out of line. HUMAN BEINGS are dying, and their families are desperate. These are the actions of traumatized people desperately trying to survive a police state.
@horseandhound – the KKK burned black people’s homes and businesses for decades. Target will be fine.
People are tired of being civil and peaceful. Civil and peaceful while black gets the cops called on you. It gets you blackballed from the NFL. It causes you to lose your job. It gets you and your family members killed even if you yourself are a cop.
Being civil and peaceful wasn’t good enough. Being violent and rioting seems to have pushed the marker forward since people don’t want to lose money. Take care of the system issue of police abuse against minorities and maybe you’ll solve your rioting problem.
It’s like that school bully who keeps slapping your arm then tells you to stop reacting. The concept is so simple that it just goes to show how debilitating racism really is. The mind just can’t work correctly.
Obviously I don’t condone violence or destruction when protesting, but these people literally started with peaceful protests and were attacked with rubber bullets and tear gas, while white folks carrying huge guns were able to STORM GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS without issue.
I get it. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Also, I need to learn about Black Wall Street.
Yes. I’m not personally going to burn a building down or loot, but years of subjugation and violence tend to make people angry. And peacefully responding has not moved the needle at all. I mean, I loathe Donald Trump with all my being and he’s only been a pain in my ass for less than four years and hasn’t actually hurt me personally (yes, I’m white). I can’t imagine the depth of my anger if I had generations of it to inherit and a lifetime of wrongs to deal with.
Please don’t report on this person. She needs to be de-platformed, not given an additional one. Her whole brand, like many of these “voices”, is to be outrageous in order to get more eyes and views on them. She needs to be silenced, even if the aim of articles like these is to criticize her. Without anyone to listen, repost, and report – she has nothing.
Shut up, Trashbag Lannister.
I cant stand n a z I barbie
I’d like to hear how she defends the white men who were caught on video deliberately trashing businesses and setting fire to them. Clearly paid mercenaries who have Trump’s name all over them to incite even more racial hatred against African-Americans.
Go on Tomi, tell us what you think….
Everything is so wound up, people are dying needlessly from disease and racism…sometimes both. The absolute last thing we need is to hear from Batshit Barbie
Can someone please explain this to me, I didn’t watch the video, but were people shooting a video of a man dying and struggling to breath? I wonder if they could have done something to prevent his death?
This is just so incredibly sad and disturbing.
They were on camera begging the police to get off his neck. They risked getting shot or kneed to death interfering physically. That makes it even worse in my opinion all they could do was document the horror.
Sorry I’m a day late to comment so not sure if this will be seen. But in the video I saw there was a man who finally had enough and took steps toward the cop who had his knee on Mr. Floyd. The cop pulled mace on him and the guy took steps back and exclaimed in disbelief about the mace. So unfortunately there was absolutely nothing any of the bystanders could do but beg for his life. That even included the guy who called the police to begin with. He only thought the cops would come to collect a drunk guy and help get their $20 back. He had no idea there would be a death over this.
The absolute weirdest coincidence I heard so far is that the cop and the victim worked part time for the same bar. The cop worked security shifts outside and the victim worked shifts inside as a bouncer. So there’s a possibility they knew each other at least casually. Jeez. I wonder if there was anything personal to this.
I can’t with this b*tch. Her and Trump’s new press secretary always piping up with something dumb to say. Yes, let’s worry about some shit from Target instead of worrying about murder Tomi. Target has insurance to replace their stuff, who will find a way to bring back George Floyd to his family.
I came straight to the comments section because I can’t with this Na*i Barbie B*tch. But here’s some fun tidbits I’ve learned:
She has white supremacist stalkers and had to hire a bodyguard.
She doesn’t like going into the Fox News studio in LA because people throw things at her in the streets. She prefers to tape her hate segments from home, hiding like the stupid coward she is.
I didn’t even have to read the article to know this chick is a bitch.
She’s pure trash, and a racist f^*k! nothing more.
This f*cking c*nt. I can’t wait her. I am so frustrated and sad by all of the racist, ignorant white people in my family and that I went to high school with who are posting on Facebook. I have tried civil discourse but it’s like talking to a wall. I am so sorry to the men and women of color in these comments. Us white people have failed you. I am so sorry.
There were two videos. The second video shows all four cops kneeling or standing on him until George Floyd was killed. All four need to be arrested for murder.
As for anyone questioning the riots and caring more about a business, they can take a long walk off a short pier.
Singh. As someone watching racism in America becoming more and more unsettlong in the last dekade at least(!), and someone WHO has lived through changing the system, sometimes there od nothing else to do but violence. Yeah, we would all love if every revolution could be as peaceful as the Carnation Revolution in Portugal, but it usually doesn’t go like that.