Woman loses job after shouting ‘white lives are better’ against Black Lives Matter protesters in Tennessee
Woman loses job after being filmed shouting ‘white lives are better’ at Black Lives Matter protesters in Tennessee
- Sonya Holt was filmed during demonstrations during demonstrations in Elizabethton
- Video footage makes her cry: “White lives are important, white lives are better”
- She is no longer employed at the Keith Family Vision Clinic in Johnson City
A woman was fired after shouting racist remarks at Black Lives Matter protesters during a demonstration in Tennessee.
Sonya Holt is no longer an employee of the Keith Family Vision Clinic in Johnson City, her ex-bosses have confirmed.
Holt was released from her job after video went viral over the weekend and her chanting showed, “White lives are important, white lives are better.”
She can also be heard saying: ‘White lives matter you black crazy twisted person’.
Demonstrators for the New Panther Initiative, a Black Lives Matter group, had gathered at Covered Bright Park in Elizabethton to protest racial inequality and police brutality over the weekend.
Sonya Holt above is no longer employed at the Keith Family Vision Clinic in Johnson City
Johnson was filmed shouting “protesters of white lives, white lives are better” at the meeting
It is also alleged that Holt made a series of homophobic insults and told protesters to ‘burn in hell’
But counter-protesters, including Holt, flocked to the scene to mock protesters as they entered the park.
It is also alleged that Holt made a series of homophobic insults and told protesters to “burn in hell.”
Teenage girl and activist Sierra Gilmer, who shot the footage, said she wasn’t surprised at Holt’s behavior.
“The most important thing to get away from this is to realize that racism is in your community, no matter how much you think it isn’t,” she told News WCYB5.
“Many people contacted me and said they didn’t know this was happening in Elizabethton and they didn’t know there were people.”
The rally is just one that happened after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed when a white officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes in May.
Despite the jeers, during the rally, which lasted about three hours, protesters attempted to engage in dialogue with counter-protesters.