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Black Woman, 18 Set On Fire By A Group Of White Men In Wisconsin

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  1. vevster

    vevster Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] On Wednesday (June 24), a Black woman in Madison, Wisconsin reportedly suffered third-degree burns after four white men threw lighter fluid and a lighter at her face while she was in her car. Speaking with Madison 365, 18-year-old EMT Althea Bernstein said the assailants yelled a racial slur at her before the attack.

    “I was listening to some music at a stoplight and then all of a sudden I heard someone yell the N-word really loud,” she told the outlet. “I turned my head to look and somebody’s throwing lighter fluid on me. And then they threw a lighter at me, and my neck caught on fire and I tried to put it out, but I brushed it up onto my face. I got it out and then I just blasted through the red light... I just felt like I needed to get away. So I drove through the red light and just kept driving until I got to my brother’s [home].”

    According to the outlet, Bernstein’s mother drove her to the hospital later that day, where the hospital staff identified the liquid on her face and neck as lighter fluid. A police incident report says the men used a spray bottle to spray the lighter fluid onto Bernstein’s face.

    “At first I didn’t even believe what had happened,” she said. “I grew up in Madison, on the East side, and my dad would take me to the Farmer’s Market every weekend, on those same streets. It just felt so weird to have these really happy memories there, and then now to have this memory that sort of ruined all of the childhood memories. I never really knew someone could hate you just by looking at you. They didn’t know me. I didn’t know them. I was just driving my car and minding my own business.”

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  2. discodumpling

    discodumpling Well-Known Member

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    Just incase yall can't tell...the war has started. Protect you and yours by any means necessary. Between the Rona and the racism 2K20 is a year we all gone remember.
     
  3. vevster

    vevster Well-Known Member

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    How can you be so evil? That poor girl!
     
  4. CarefreeinChicago

    CarefreeinChicago Well-Known Member

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    Wisconsin, I definitely believe it. Poor girl. I hope it heels without permanent damage.
     
  5. Black Ambrosia

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    Is it too soon to ask why she went to the hospital later that day? I understand her not driving there immediately because she was running on adrenaline but I don't understand why her brother didn't drive her there immediately or call 911?
     
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    Trump was just in Wisconsin so...


    I want that piece of #%& caught immediately.
     
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    Sadly it's not the first or last time evil has been done to us just for existing ...

    Monsters
     
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    Delayed emotional response due to dissociation? People react to trauma so differently...
     
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    I hope they die in a fire
     
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    This! Ammo has been in short supply lately because white people are buying it like crazy. Yeehawdists are literally waiting outside the gun store on delivery days to have first crack at it.
     
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    DH keeps slipping with this issue of gun ownership. Gotta get our own license STAT.
     
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    I believe that and I'm not blaming her or suggesting there's anything suspicious about her attack. It's just weird that at least 2 other people saw her (brother and mom) and she's a first responder and she didn't get care immediately.
     
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    ^^ Somebody gotta step up for the biracials. Good on yah Megs. Im definitely interested in the follow up and hope they catch the idiots involved.
    Me and mine are patiently waiting for justice for #BreonnaTaylor and too many other names I'm not gonna list here.
     
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    Yep, we are told if you don’t come on delivery day....forget about it.
     
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    Have you seen her parents? She was Black on the day she was attacked. We have to stop this. I'm sad for you.
     
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    I don't think she was talking about the offenders.
     
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    She was talking about the victim. Her post was clear.
     
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    My mistake. I thought she was talking about the "rescuers"--the helpers.
     
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    This is one of my worst fears. Fire or acid being thrown in my face, deliberately. It's such a cowardly and horrible act and I agree with @UmSumayyah.
     
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    Oh my I did not originally catch the shade thrown in that post. I actually had to read it again a couple of times before understanding why y'all were upset.


    Actually I was wondering if the op had changed the title as I had read the exact same story on the news feed was titled Biracial Woman...


    At any rate, all melanated people of color, no matter which shade, ethnicity or nationality are being attacked.

    I think it would be cold blooded to not be outraged for this young girl because she is biracial.
     
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    I am actually more concerned about the trend I am seeing using the Black LGBTQ community to overshadow the BLM movement. I feel it is a sneaky strategy by the white LGBTQ s to advance their agenda that at its heart could care less about BLM and are just as racist as those the BLM is fighting against.
     
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    I agree.
    I saw a commercial last night on YouTube about BLM, but it was Pride themed. And then this morning an article was on my newsfeed:

    “Why queer rights and black rights are inseparable”

    https://apple.news/ArBmLDmQZQF2JGYkO9bQB8A

    :rolleyes:
     
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    @Theresamonet Yes! I saw that article and another one before that. What tipped me off at first was a pic of some white celebrity showing up to a protest with a BLM poster with BLM letters small and a giant rainbow next to it and she was wearing a shirt with a rainbow LGBTQ on it. That really bugged me because the longer I looked at the pic, the more obvious it became she was not a BLM supporter at all and was only there to advance a different agenda.

    There was another article after that one that was celebrating the "Revolution" of LGBTQ. It just seemed to be a way to take over BLM while simultaneously putting BLM on yhe backburner.

    This would not be the first time either. It seems every time the BLM gets traction, it bets pushed to the side by the LGBTQ.

    Tbis would not be as frustrating if the ones benefitting MOST from the LGBTQ movement were 'minorities', but we already know who the true driving force behind that movememnt is.
     
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    Your post reminded me of one of my professors telling me that the LGBTQ’s movement’s leaders being one of the most racist group he had come across. He is gay and black and grew up in the 60’s
     
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    Yeah there was some black trans mess on last Friday on the news where they said something like the trans movement was at the center of the BLM movement from its inception and I had to shut the TV off with a quickness. How selfish can you be?! :rolleyes:
     
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    There was also a Black Trans Lives Matter 30-minute segment on TV the other day. The commercial was saying, “if your feminist doesn’t include transwomen, then you’re not a feminist” or something along those lines.

    There’s also petition to have a Christopher Columbus statue replaced by a Black transwoman activist.
     
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    I totally agree with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Imma need the gay and trans contingent of Black folks to fall back and sit in our collective Blackness while we work out this police brutality and racism situations. Like seriously wait your turn!! I promise you gone benefit off the gains of the collective. We can diversify after we secure these basic demands for our humanity.
     

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