The man who was filmed confronting a black man stenciling a "Black Lives Matter" sign on his own property has been fired from his job, it has emerged this week.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear what the company has had to say on their disgraced employee...
The Black Lives Matter movement has taken over the world...
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.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— a gem (@a gem)1591104461.0
It has also taken over our streets...
Ahead of a planned protest this weekend, the road to the White House was painted with a giant "Black Lives Matter"… https://t.co/6M3H6ehuNs— David Luganda🇺🇬 (@David Luganda🇺🇬)1591398030.0
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 example came from San Francisco.
via: TwitterOn Tuesday, San Fran resident, James Juanillo, was spray painting a BLM sign onto the wall running alongside his front yard. But, here, he was confronted by a white woman, who was christened as a "Karen" by the internet, and her husband.
The woman, who was later identified as Lisa Alexander, stood with an eerie, and almost patronizing calmness as she asked Jamie what he was doing.
via: Twitter"I'm asking you if this is your property. Is this your property? This is private property, sir."
Her husband, who has since been confirmed to be Robert Larkin, hovers in the background...
via: TwitterAnd, evidently under the impression that this isn't Jamie's property, calls out: "Are you defacing private property or is this your building? You're free to express your opinions, but not on people's property."
James asks the couple if it would be okay if he were the owner of the property, and points out that they don't actually know whether he lives there or not.
via: TwitterWith this, Lisa goes on to hint that she does infact know who lives here, and that it isn't James. "We actually do know... We know the person who does live here."
Obviously, the couple were talking a load of racism-fueled rubbish, because James does live at the property.
via: TwitterThey accuse him of committing a crime one last time before walking away and calling the police.
Thankfully, James wasn't arrested.
via: TwitterJames told ABC7 News that when the police arrived, they recognized him immediately and left without getting out of their car. "What she did is polite racism. It's respectable racism. 'Respectfully, sir, I don't think you belong here.'"
You can watch the full incident here.
A white couple call the police on me, a person of color, for stencilling a #BLM chalk message on my own front retai… https://t.co/LHXGPdNtcl— Jaimetoons (@Jaimetoons)1591936577.0
Since the video went viral, the couple have been completely ridiculed online...
via: TwitterAnd Lisa, who is the CEO of skincare company, LaFace, has faced a professional backlash, with a major brand dropping her company. She issued an apology, saying in a statement: "I should have minded my own business. I did not realize at the time that my actions were racist and have learned a painful lesson."
But things have just gone from bad to worse for the couple.
via: TwitterOn Monday, financial services firm, Raymond James, announced that they had fired Robert Larkin, whom they did not name, after investigating the incident, saying that the couple's actions "were inconsistent with our values."
They made the announcement via their Twitter account.
https://t.co/tU55oIjkcq— Raymond James (@Raymond James)1592217618.0
Who else loves Karma?
via: GettyFor more on the ongoing racism occurring during the protests, keep scrolling to read about the SoCal "Karen" who launched a scathing attack on a black woman who was exercising in public...