A white woman got sacked from her £100k-a-year job after being filmed undertaking a shocking racist attack on two black sisters.
The woman in the videos, identified as Susan Westwood, ranted about her job and how she was ‘white and hot’ when she ran into Leisa and Chele Garris in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The sisters were waiting for a car breakdown service outside their apartment complex, but Westwood accused them of not living there before racially abusing the women.
Chele shared the shocking videos online, writing:
MOUTH DROPPING VIDEOS…Never thought this would happen to my sister and I right here in Charlotte, NC
According to the Metro, the victims of the attack said they didn’t know why Westwood had approached them and started shouting at them, continuing to confront them even after they asked her to leave them alone.
Westwood approached the women, asking:
Why do we feel that we need to be here like hanging out at this beautiful place?
I live here and I pay rent, I pay almost $1100. So what’s going on?
The aggressive woman then went on to boast about her well-paid job and asked the sisters if their ‘baby daddy’ was around, saying:
I’m still gonna make $125,000 Monday morning. Who are you? Do you live here?
Is your boyfriend here? Is your baby daddy here?
Nobody cares. I’m white and I’m hot.
The sisters walked away from the offensive woman and decided to call the police to report her harassment, but Westwood appeared to threaten them as they did so, shouting:
Do I need to bring out my concealed weapon, too? This is North Carolina by the way.
Posted by Chele Garris on Friday, 26 October 2018
Following the attack, Westwood is facing two counts of communicating threats and two counts of simple assault as well as having lost her job at Spectrum, the company she worked for, WBTV report.
Spectrum released a statement about the termination of Westwood’s contract, which read:
The incident recorded in Charlotte is a blatant violation of Charter’s code of conduct and clearly disregards the company’s commitment to inclusion and respectful behaviour.
As such, Ms Westwood’s employment with the company has been terminated, effective immediately.
According to the Metro, Chele and Leisa spoke out about the attack, saying:
We are distraught and still very upset about what has taken place only because of the colour of our skin.
The videos have been shared across social media, with many people commenting their outrage at Westwood and praising the Garris sisters for their measured reaction.
One infuriated viewer commented:
If I had seen her coming at you like that I would have come across that parking lot and body checked her racist rude delusional entitled ass right out of the lot.
Y’all have some serious class and showed exceptional poise in putting up with her long enough to be able to record so you can share with the world and expose this woman!
She needs a check and to be put in her place! Exposing her to the world is doing the rest of us a favour. Thank you for that. You are a warrior.
Another commenter added:
They did an outstanding classy job! My attitude wouldn’t have allowed me to be so calm! I’m sooo tired of seeing white people act in this manner!!
Westwood’s comments in the video are truly shocking.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.