Air Force Tech. Sgt. Geraldine Lovely was suspended from her leadership role after ranting and cursing about “black females” soldiers at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, notes The Washington Post.
Lovely dropped the F-bomb multiple times while describing black females in a video that was originally uploaded to Facebook, reports The Independent:
F*cking issues with my airmen and my NCOs [non-commissioned officers] that are lower-ranking than me, but they’re black females. And it pisses me the fuck off that they have no f*cking respect and constantly having an attitude. And what the f*ck is up with that?! Like, I’m trying my best to hold my professionalism with them but good god, they have no f*cking respect whatsoever.
Every time I talk to them, “No ma’am,” it’s just like they’re talking down to me. And I—I’m trying to tread lightly as a higher-ranking NCO not to f*cking blow the f*ck up and start a fight club because—but I’m over it. Why is that? Why is it that every time I encounter my subordinates that are black females they have a giant, f*cking attitude?
And it’s not like I’m coming to them with a f*cking attitude. I don’t. But every time I f*cking talk to them? It’s like I’m just some f*cking stupid *ss girl that doesn’t even—what is that called? Like I don’t even deserve to be talked to as a person? Ugh.
In response to the viral video, the Nellis Air Force Base released a statement, reports Law & Crime:
Sgt Geraldine Lovely, a member of the 99th Force Support Squadron, has been removed from her supervisory role while leadership continue to gather facts regarding this incident. Leadership are exploring disciplinary actions and are checking to see if this is a broader issue on the base.
While the actions of this individual are inappropriate and unacceptable, we are using this unfortunate situation to continue a dialogue with our Airmen about the topic of good order and discipline, as well as adherence to the Air Force Core Values.
Major Chris Sukach, of Nellis Public Affairs, added:
This is inappropriate and unacceptable behavior in today’s society & especially for anyone in uniform. Leadership is aware and is taking appropriate action.