A white woman in the US has shared a video of herself making a racist remark, in a case that is drawing criticism of the country’s treatment of people of colour.
The video, titled ‘I am not a racism apologist’, shows the woman speaking to a man who has been walking with her near a bridge on the Florida Keys.
“Can I walk with you?” the woman asks the man.
“No, I’m not racist, I don’t see colour, I am white,” she says, before adding: “You don’t have to feel sorry for me.”
The woman, whose name has not been released, then says: “I’m white.
What’s wrong with you?
If you don’t understand what I am saying, I think you need to talk to a white person.”
I’m sorry, I shouldn’t be talking to you, but I am.
I am not racist,” she adds.
The man replies: “What does that even mean?”
The woman replies: “…
I don, too, have to say that.
The man responds: “Because it’s racist to be white.
You think you’re better than me?
You’re worse than me.
‘I do feel like a failure’ In the video, the woman appears to be trying to justify her racism, saying: “My skin colour is white.
I did not choose it.”
The man does not respond.
“If you want to make a point about my skin colour, you can talk to someone who is not white.”
You are a racist, you’re a racist,” the woman continues, adding: “‘I do not feel like an outcast.’
I do not think I am an outback [expletive deleted].
I am part of this community.
I do think I have a failure to say what I’m thinking. “
It’s a shame, I do want to say.
It’s very, very upsetting. “
But I do know that I am a human being and I’m human, and if I had not been white, I would have said, ‘That’s a stupid question.'”
It’s very, very upsetting.
I felt like I was saying something that I was not saying.
Some people feel that they have done something wrong, but they have never felt like they’ve done anything wrong.”