A South Florida woman named Geminia Aimable is reaching out on Facebook, looking for help.
In a post Thursday, the South Florida resident wrote about something disturbing that happened while she was riding in her car. Aimable, who identifies herself in her bio as a Publix cashier who is also in the National Guard, recounts a harrowing experience in which she said she was called the n-word while in uniform.
“In my 19 years of living... I have never been called a n---er. To my face at least. Yet today, in my uniform, a man cut me off. Just to then later FOLLOW me. I took all these crazy streets to shake him off. I get to a red light to get to my destination and out of nowhere. He comes banging on my window cursing me out... and proceeding to call me a n---er.”
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Though there is no video or police report of the incident, Aimable, who says she is originally from Hollywood and studied at FAU, posted a picture she took of the motorist by the driver’s side of her door.
“Told me to never forget that I am nothing but a n---er and that us n---ers do not deserve to serve this very country and to take off my uniform and to kill myself. I cannot believe that he said that to me. Not like I provoked him. He told me it pisses him off that we as African Americans are allowed to be in the military.”
She goes on to say that she herself is not racist.
“My aunt and uncles and cousins are white. To me we all bleed the same. But it’s so sad that racism is still so very prominent & that people genuinely hate anyone that’s not the same color as them.. this man really made me realize a lot today and first handedly realize that racism just doesn’t seem to go away. Yet I raised my hand to defend all (even if I’m not infantry) I still sacrificed. Unfortunately I also vowed to protect racist a--holes also.”
Filmmaker Billy Corben reposted her story, asking if anyone knew who the man was — apparently this happened in the Wilton Manors area.
Aimable hasn’t had great luck on the road. A quick Internet search reveals a recent GoFundMe site was set up on her behalf when her car was broken into.