Monday, December 19, 2016

Jennifer Boyle's Racist Rant Results In A Very Merry Christmas For Michaels Employee

In the Age of _____, this is a victory for the right side.

On the day before Thanksgiving, a woman named Jennifer Boyle was shopping at a Michaels store in the Chicago area and apparently felt she was being discriminated against—she’s a white woman, you know—because she was asked if she wanted to buy a $1 shopping bag for her items.

Oh, and because she was a _____ supporter.
“Why don’t you shut your face?! And I voted for Trump, so there! What, you want to kick me out because of that? And look who won! And look who won! And look who won!The last person who said out loud they voted for Trump got beat up. So what, you’re all going to beat me up?” — Jennifer Boyle
Boyle then proceeded to call the manager—identified only as Holli, who came by to help, and perhaps explain to Boyle how things work—an “animal” and a “lying piece of shit”.



Boyle, a former HR employee who has a history of shouting at retail employees; days after the Michaels incident, a video surfaced of Boyle verbally assaulting a Peet's Coffee employee because, again Boyle was discriminated against for being white.


But this isn’t about Jennifer Boyle—who, thankfully, has gone into hiding after her tirade appeared on social media—it’s about another Michaels shopper that day.  Jessie Grady, the shopper who witnessed the attack, filmed it, and uploaded it online.

Boyle then notices that Jessie Grady is filming her and turns her wrtah n a fellow shoper; she tells Grady to go home to her husband, whom she says is cheating on her, and accuses her young child of stealing. Boyle then pulls out her phone to film Grady—two can play that game—while continuing to argue with the clerk and store manager.

Grady started a GoFundMe page to raise a few bucks for Holli:
“On the night before Thanksgiving, I witnessed a white woman engage in a 30 minute racist rant against the employees at a Chicago Michaels store. I am starting this gofundme because I’d like to do something to try to make it up to the employee who was the main target of this racist attack.”
Grady wanted to let Holli know that “many people are horrified by how this woman treated her, and that we stand with her and appreciate her hard work.” She wanted to raise a few hundred bucks, but ended up raising more than $32,000.

Grady said that Holli—who is trying to stay out of the limelight—is going to school to get her Master’s degree in psychology so she could become a guidance counselor; she also has a small side project knitting scarves and hats for homeless teens. But Holli did publish a letter in response to the support she has seen.
“I’ll start with this ... I am in utter shock. You have all single handedly changed my life. Each of you have shown me that this world is worth living in. ... I know what I’m here for and that’s to help others reach their higher potential. With your support I have been blessed with the opportunity to live and not just survive daily.  We stand together side by side in truth and know love trumps hate. Blessings to you may your light continue to break through the darkness.”
Holli said she’ll use the donations to provide for her family’s needs while also helping her get her business going, which will enable her to “give back to my community even more now.”

As we all need to remember, love trumps hate, and resistance trumps ____. We can and will stand against those who feel empowered by _____ to act of their racism and their hate; we will stand against them and we will win.

Resist.

LGBTQ Nation

8 comments:

Mitchell is Moving said...

That woman needs some serious help and some serious medication. Those poor people that had to be subjected to that.

the dogs' mother said...

I agree - get thee to a psychiatrist, asap!

mistress maddie said...

Normally Im not for hitting.....but I'd had to pull a cher, slapped her and said Snap out of it!!!! Or perhaps they could have sat her in a chair like the hysterical lady in the airplane movie, and line everybody up!!!! Bat shit crazy needs help. Stat!!!!!!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm glad this story had a happy ending for Holli! She deserves it!

anne marie in philly said...

WTF????? HOW the hell is she being discriminated against? methinks the bitch doth protest too much, and needs mental help STAT!

Bob Slatten said...

@AM
She's being discriminated against because she's a white woman in America who was being told what to do by, in the first case at Michaels, a Black woman, and in the second case at Peet's, by a gay man.
White women have it hard in this country, you know .....

Frank said...

Certainly a story of good over evil...and not to detract from the good that has come from this incident...yet there are no "Go fund me" pages for the thousands of other victims and heroes that never make it to social media and the many more to come.

When the real shit hits the fan there will be more victims and heroes than we can count...and we will need a more organized and united effort to combat the very organized and planned attacks on our freedoms.

Helen Lashbrook said...

She certainly has a chip on her shoulder; what came to my mind was that she was drunk? In any case behaviour like that is unacceptable and if she is mentally ill then she definitely needs help....let's hope she doesn't need Obamacare to get it!