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Air Force Sergeant Removed from Her Duties After Racially-Insensitive Facebook Rant Goes Viral

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An Air Force sergeant is under investigation following a profanity-packed Facebook rant where she chided her lower-ranking “Black female” colleagues at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev.

Tech. Sgt. Geraldine Lovely was promptly “removed from her supervisory role” after video of the racially-charged tirade went viral over the weekend, the Las Vegas Sun reported. In the minute and a half clip, Lovely is seen wearing her camouflage uniform as she brazenly vents about her “f—ing issues” with her African–American colleagues, who she said show her no respect.

“It pisses me the f–k off that they have no respect and constantly have an attitude,” she’s heard saying in the now-deleted video. “What the f–k is up with that?”

“I am trying my best to hold my professionalism with them,” she continues. “… I am not trying to start a fight club. “Every time I f–king talk to them, it’s like I’m just some stupid a— girl that doesn’t even deserve to be talked to as a person.”

A second version of the video, uploaded Monday, has since garnered over 900,000 views on Facebook, according to the newspaper.

Air Force officials say they’re considering disciplinary action against Lovely and are investigating to see if her rant was part of “a broader issue” at the military base.

Base officials have released the following statement:

“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.”

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