A Missouri Air Force recruit became infamous on social media after a video of her drunkenly partying with her friends and joking about going “n*gger-hunting” went viral.
In the video, Tabitha Duncan is heard to yell “get them n*ggers!” after another person in the video suggests the idea of what we can only assume referred to hunting down and lynching a black person.
In the aftermath of the video, Tabitha lost her job as a waitress and is now facing scrutiny from the Air Force, who are “looking into” the matter.
The New York Daily Post caught up with Tabitha to ask her about how she felt about the video now that she’s known around the country for her hateful remarks, and the twenty-year-old claims to be full of regret.
“I was underage drinking, and I said something stupid” she claims, while arguing that she “barely knew” those people and is no longer friends with the person who posted the video on Snapchat.
Other friendships of hers that might be in serious jeopardy are the ones with all of the many black friends she swears she has: “I was intoxicated. I have black friends, I have black people in my family, I didn’t mean it. I didn’t know that I was being (recorded). It taught me a lot of lessons. I am so sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody, I was drunk. I need to seek help.”
On the one hand, we’ve all said and done things we regret when we were young, especially after a couple of drinks. On the other hand, the awful excuses she offers hints at her insincerity and does not do much to console all the people who were hurt and appalled by her hateful remarks about a practice that once killed thousands of African-Americans following the Civil War.
Let’s hope the Air Force makes the right decision here. We don’t need racists in our military – especially when they’ll be training to hunt people of color overseas.
Here’s the video that sent her viral:
Meet Tabbie Duncan of St. Louis, MO. She was out with a group of conspirators this weekend “nigger hunting”. She was celebrating her enrollment in the US Air-force.
We live in the era where a white woman enrolls in the US armed forces and goes “nigger hunting” to celebrate. pic.twitter.com/xE5Mq07u2q
— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) June 11, 2018