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Nancy Goodman, n-word user

Earlier this week, a white woman was captured on video confronting several black women at a restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina, telling the women they were being too loud and, when challenged, calling them “stupid n***ers.”

After the video went viral, a reporter for a local news station, WRAL, tracked down everyone involved in the confrontation. 72-year-old Nancy Goodman, the slur-slinging white women, blamed the incident on her “anxiety,” (though she didn’t appear at all anxious in the video in question) and said she would use the slur again.

“I used that word because they forced me into it,” she explained to WRAL.

And of course she didn’t apologize to the women. “I’m not going to say I’m sorry to them because they kept pushing at it,” she told WRAL. “I would say it again to them. They are the rudest individuals I have ever seen.”

In a Facebook posting after the interview, however, Goodman offered her apologies to “my family, friends and other patrons in the bar at North Hills Bonefish” — essentially everyone but the “three rude, loud obnoxious black women” she had called the n-word.

“Economic anxiety” strikes again, I guess.

You can see the original video, and her later non-apology here.

— David Futrelle

H/T — WRAL.com

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Naglfar
Naglfar
2 years ago

I am someone who actually has severe anxiety. Never once have I been forced to call someone a racial slur by my anxiety. This woman sounds like an awful person, like anyone else who says or does stupid things then uses mental illness or neurodiversity as an excuse.

Lainy
Lainy
2 years ago

A much more likely story is that these black women made any noise at all and this racist old woman didn’t like that a black person could be in the same restaurant as her. If she has to be around black people at all she wants them to be as quite and small as possible so she can pretend they don’t exists.

Handsome :Punkle Stan: Jack

this sounds like something my mother would say

Amy E
Amy E
2 years ago

Seconding Naglfar’s comment for similar reasons.

Right-wingers have jumped on this idea of finding a way to suddenly portray themselves as a victim or a member of an underprivileged group when getting caught out for bad behaviour. This shows all the more clearly that they’ve lost the moral argument.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 years ago

@Amy E
I see what you mean. The interesting part of this is that they constantly accuse left wing opponents of playing the victim, but there is no clearer way to play the victim than pretending that you’re oppressed or that your free speech is suppressed when that is clearly not the case. They love to call targets “professional victims” but the people who could be most accurately described as professional victims are the white supremacists who think they are being genocided or people like Jordan Peterson who like to talk about their free speech being suppressed. With these right wing types, it’s all about projection.

Yutolia the Laissez-Fairy Pronoun Boner
Yutolia the Laissez-Fairy Pronoun Boner
2 years ago

I also have anxiety. I’ve never abused anyone, let alone called them any kind of slur, because of it.

Dormousing_it
Dormousing_it
2 years ago

Want to bet she watches Fox News religiously?

I’ve noticed an uptick in racist remarks over the years from my mother, who’s nearly 80, and my somewhat younger stepfather. I mean in private; they haven’t fallen to this woman’s level, not yet. They’ve drank the Fox News Kool Aid, for sure.

It’s really disheartening.

Gaebolga
Gaebolga
2 years ago

@Naglfar

Yeah, pretty much whatever a Rethug accuses someone of doing is what they’re most guilty of themselves. It’s so consistent, it’s almost like a compulsion or something….

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Mexican Hot Chocolate
2 years ago

So did one of the the black women pull a gun and scream “Call me the n-word, I double dog dare you?” And then flip over a table?

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

content warning for blatant sardonic humor and completely negative humor…

@ All:

Y’all just don’t UNDERSTAND how humiliating, belittling, and downright demeaning it is to no longer be allowed to publicly abuse people whom you’ve ALWAYS abused. White people aren’t even allowed to SAY we’re better than non-white people. We even had one of them… y’know, one of THEM in the White House…. THE WHITE House…. A bigot just don’t know what to DO these days.

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 years ago

@Dormousing_it
I’ve noticed a similar thing in my older relatives. They are still registered Democrats and firmly opposed to Trump, but my grandmother is starting to say some subtly racist stuff now. She doesn’t call people the n-word or watch Fox News, but she has begun to say some sorta bigoted stuff casually. Mostly some crap about Mexicans shouldn’t be coming in. Or the fact that she sidelines any discussion of LGBTQIPAN+ rights by saying “how much progress we’ve made since the 1950s” and refuses to talk about what still needs to be done. I am rather sick of debating when every debate ends the same way. You know, “back in my day…”

Big Titty Demon
Big Titty Demon
2 years ago

Hmmm. I’ve literally got an appointment next week about my anxiety meds and how I don’t have them anymore and need to get more, and yet… and yet…

… my anxiety hasn’t forced me to call anyone terrible things yet! Maybe my case just isn’t as severe as hers. That poor, poor old white lady, being forced into such a thing, like she can’t even choose the words coming out of her mouth. Truly a sad case.

Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
2 years ago

Wat. I got anxieties, it never caused me to say racist shit.

Rabid Rabbit
Rabid Rabbit
2 years ago

I wonder what sort of anxiety meds she could be prescribed to help alleviate her symptoms.

I’m leaning towards superglue applied to the lips or duct tape, myself.

Yeah, that’s right, alt-righters, my prescription is to literally prevent her free speech. For extra oppresson points, I’ll make sure the superglue/duct tape is made by (((((((((jjjjjjjjjoooooooooooooooooozzzzzzzzzzzz))))))))))

Yutolia the Laissez-Fairy Pronoun Boner
Yutolia the Laissez-Fairy Pronoun Boner
2 years ago

@Rabid Rabbit:

Superglue. It’s much harder to get off.

I once got some on my hand without realizing it then proceeded to accidentally glue two fingers together. Gigantic ouch!

Yutolia the Laissez-Fairy Pronoun Boner
Yutolia the Laissez-Fairy Pronoun Boner
2 years ago

Just want to be clear, I’m not saying we should use superglue because it would hurt her, but just because it would be stronger.

tim gueguen
2 years ago

Dear ole Jordie the P is telling women to have kids again. It’s a maternal adventure!
https://www.wonkette.com/oh-boy-jordan-peterson-wants-us-ladies-to-ignore-climate-change-and-go-on-a-maternal-adventure

An Impish Pepper
An Impish Pepper
2 years ago

Looks like the “heated gaming moment” doesn’t actually require the “gaming” part

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile
2 years ago

@Tim G.

A woman asked me a question. . . . She said that her friends are really down on her . . . because she wants to have children. And they’re telling her that only an evil and cruel person would bring a child into a world this terrible, and worse, to do the damage to the planet that that child will inevitably do. . . .

I always think of the Pieta because I kind of think of it as the Christian equivalent of the crucifix, you know, you have Mary there with her broken son in her arms. And I think that the great adventure for women, at least in part, this is the maternal adventure, is to bring a child into the world, knowing full well the consequence is a crucifixion-like brokenness.

I clicked through and came away with the above quote from Jordan Peterson.

TL/dr: Per Jordan Peterson, ignore the climate emergency. Have a baby, who will be broken by this catastrophe. Embrace my death cult. Good times!

Rabid Rabbit
Rabid Rabbit
2 years ago

@Kat

Funny, I was under the impression that “crucifixion-like brokenness” was a pretty good description of the human body in childbirth.

Not to say that the woman who asked him the question (if she exists) doesn’t have some pretty crappy friends.

Ariblester
2 years ago

Kat, ambassador of the feminist government in exile wrote on
July 25, 2019 at 10:19 pm:

@Tim G.

A woman asked me a question. . . . She said that her friends are really down on her . . . because she wants to have children. And they’re telling her that only an evil and cruel person would bring a child into a world this terrible, and worse, to do the damage to the planet that that child will inevitably do. . . .

I always think of the Pieta because I kind of think of it as the Christian equivalent of the crucifix, you know, you have Mary there with her broken son in her arms. And I think that the great adventure for women, at least in part, this is the maternal adventure, is to bring a child into the world, knowing full well the consequence is a crucifixion-like brokenness.

I clicked through and came away with the above quote from Jordan Peterson.

TL/dr: Per Jordan Peterson, ignore the climate emergency. Have a baby, who will be broken by this catastrophe. Embrace my death cult. Good times!

There is so much theologically wrong about that statement that I can only assume that Lobsterdad is borrowing the mantle of religious iconography to lend respectability to his frankly offensive ideas.

And before any sealion asks me to “consider the context”, here’s my response in meme form:

Nobody:

Lobsterdad: IT IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL TO SEE A WOMAN SUFFER NEEDLESSLY

Bina
2 years ago

I’ve had anxiety attacks on a number of occasions. Once I had one so bad I was forced to cancel a driving test scheduled for that day. But never once have I busted out a single racist slur while anxious. This woman is a plain old full-of-shit racist.

Crip Dyke
Crip Dyke
2 years ago

I have been forced to call various sex partners’ bodies delicious. But that was only because their bodies were so delicious. It wasn’t my fault.

I guess I do apologize to everyone I didn’t call delicious, but I think you should know I would do it all over again, if the same delicious body parts once again consensually came into contact with my lips and tongue.

Je ne regrette rien!

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Intergalactic Meanie
2 years ago

I always think of the Pieta because I kind of think of it as the Christian equivalent of the crucifix,…

O.o

Does…does Peterson not know anything about Christian symbols? Because those two things aren’t the same at all. The crucifix is (essentially) a guy sacrificing himself so others can live; the Pieta is a mother mourning the death of her beloved child. Not exactly interchangeable concepts there, ya know?

Or is Peterson one of those guys who thinks the crucifix is strictly a Roman Catholic symbol, and considers Catholicism a pagan religion? (Don’t laugh; there really are some Protestant Christians who believe this. Exhibit A – Jack Chick.)

Jesalin, Goddess of Lust & Pleasure
Jesalin, Goddess of Lust & Pleasure
2 years ago

I was gonna say that that excuse broke my bullshit metre, but after I noticed that her ‘forced’ was the abusers version of ‘forced’, rather than actual ‘forced’, it seems to have recovered.

I also have anxiety issues of my own and strangely enough have never slurred anyone ever.

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