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Black student Yale student racially abused for wearing BLM shirt

Video footage shows the moment a white woman launches into a vile racist rant directed at a young Black woman on a Manhattan street this weekend. 

The unidentified woman uses the N-word and calls the woman, Kathryn Graves, ‘ape’ multiple times during the 35-second video in Midtown on Sunday. 

Graves, a 27-year-old student at Yale University who was wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt, remained quiet through most of the exchange as she took the footage and the woman continued her racist remarks while hugging a case of the Natural Ice beer against her chest. 

The woman is also holding an open can of the cheap beer in the footage, which Graves posted on Facebook after the incident. 

Video footage shows the moment a white woman launches into a vile racist rant directed at a young Black woman on a Manhattan street this weekend. The white woman is pictured from the footage taken by Kathryn Graves, 27, in Midtown on Sunday

The unidentified woman uses the N-word and calls  Graves, 'ape' multiple times during the 35-second video taken along Third Avenue

The unidentified woman uses the N-word and calls  Graves, ‘ape’ multiple times during the 35-second video taken along Third Avenue

Graves, a student at Yale University who was wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt, remained quiet through most of the exchange as she took the footage and the woman (pictured) continued her racist remarks while hugging a case of the Natural Ice beer against her chest

Graves, a student at Yale University who was wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt, remained quiet through most of the exchange as she took the footage and the woman (pictured) continued her racist remarks while hugging a case of the Natural Ice beer against her chest

The woman is also holding an open can of the cheap beer in the footage, which Graves posted on Facebook after the incident

The woman is also holding an open can of the cheap beer in the footage, which Graves posted on Facebook after the incident

The footage has since been removed, says Graves in a in a follow up post where she adds that she suspects the woman may be living on the streets or deranged.

Graves, a resident of New Haven, Connecticut, insists that’s no excuse for allowing the woman’s racist behavior.

‘There needs to be repercussions,’ wrote Graves, also a graduate of Brown University on her Facebook page. 

‘She got in my face, and if this happens again, and things escalate, she could harm someone or herself, wrote Graves in her post.

‘I’ve been sent a few leads already, please keep them coming if you have any.’

The incident comes comes after Black Lives Matter protests have erupted across the nation after the police-related slaying of George Floyd on Memorial Day.  

Floyd, a 46-year-old black father of five, died after former police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on the man’s neck for almost nine minutes during an arrest. 

Video footage of the incident taken by a bystander shows the police-related slaying, which triggered the protests that have followed calling for an to police brutality and systematic racism.  

In the footage of the white woman’s racist rant against Graves, which was reposted on Twitter by a friend, the woman confronts Graves because she could hear the music on her headphones, reports the New York Post.

Kathryn Graves, pictured from a Yale University image, is currently enrolled a student at the school

Kathryn Graves, pictured from a Yale University image, is currently enrolled a student at the school

Graves, pictured from an image posted on Facebook, also is a graduate of Brown University

Graves, pictured from an image posted on Facebook, also is a graduate of Brown University

‘Obama’s f****ng d**k right next to his ape f**ing wife,’ the woman says in the footage, starting off her offensive remarks with a mention of President Barack Obama.

The woman, wearing a shoulder-less dress, necklace, socks down around her ankles and brown-laced sneakers while standing on Third Avenue, also makes several ‘ape’ sounds and throws the N-word around several times. 

She later gets close up to Graves and says the words, ‘n****r ape’ repeatedly. 

‘What’s the matter you n****r ape?’ she asks, trying to goat Graves into a reaction. 

‘What’s the matter, you got time to do your f***ing pink a** f***ing hair, you n***er Obama f***ing ape,’ she continues before darting out across Third Avenue against traffic.

Graves puts the woman on notice at the end of the footage, saying in a taunting voice that the video footage help identify her and hold her accountable.

‘We’re going to find you online and you’re going to lose your job,’ Graves is heard saying.  

The white woman is seen moments before Graves puts her on notice at the end of the footage, saying in a taunting voice that the video footage help identify her and hold her accountable

The white woman is seen moments before Graves puts her on notice at the end of the footage, saying in a taunting voice that the video footage help identify her and hold her accountable

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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