Some people in this world are beyond cruel as this incident proved. An eighteen-year-old girl was set on fire by a group of 4 white men.
Read on for all the details about this horrific hate crime.
With everything going on, you think people would be open to change.
via: GettySince the death of George Floyd, protests for the movement have been happening across the globe in volumes we've never seen before.
Racially motivated police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Many protests turned violent...
Violent scuffles have broken out between police and far-right protesters staging a counter-protest to the Black Liv… https://t.co/tTD1IsPxJO— Andy Vermaut (@Andy Vermaut)1592058606.0
Remarkably, however, they seem to be working.
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It has also taken over our streets...
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Protests have been happening across the pond too...
via: GettyHundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
We are witnessing history in the making...
via: GettyAnd people are continuing to demand justice.
However, not everyone has been so supportive of the movement.
via: GettyAmongst the stories of positivity from the protests, there have been some tales with a slightly more sour undertone.
Blatant racism is still happening across our country...
via: GettyAnd countless stories of black people being targeted are continuing to emerge.
The most recent incident comes from Wisconsin.
via: Getty ImagesAn eighteen-year-old black girl had lighter fluid sprayed on her before a group of 4 white men set her on fire.
The incident took place on Wednesday night, around 1 AM.The teenage EMT suffered second, and third-degree burns as a result of the flames.
It all started when she pulled up to a red light.Althea Bernstein was on the way to her brother's friend's house when she stopped at a red. She was listening to music with the windows down when a car pulled up next to her.
Inside sat 4 men who immediately started abusing her.
@NPR @WPR White supremacy terrorism is rising in this country. It’s time for the US military to hunt down these ter… https://t.co/wLyJxzMELi— K Thomas (@K Thomas)1593130791.0
She drove forward and patted out the flames before driving to her mother's home.
@NPR @WPR Horrific. I'm glad she survived. I hope those men are caught and jailed for life.— Linda Edmondson (@Linda Edmondson)1593136512.0
Michael Johnson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County spoke on behalf of her family.
@NPR @WPR And they say there is no racism problem in America.— James Weir (@James Weir)1593130023.0
He continued:"[Bernstein's parents] just wanted to make sure that their daughter heals from this. The mother, she just wants to make sure that her daughter heals and is OK."
The family released a written statement in which they stated that they are "saddened by the unprovoked attack."
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Currently, Bernstein is back home and trying to heal from the incident.Well, the scars might fade in time but the mental trauma that comes with being targeted for the color of your skin will remain with her for a lifetime.
We hope that she gets the justice she deserves.
via: Getty ImagesEven though these protests are bringing some of the good nature out in people, they are also bringing out the most devilish side. We wish Althea Bernstein a speedy recovery. Keep scrolling for more news on similar issues...