Faith Linthicum is asking for help after losing her job following a racist Facebook post.
The former California nurse was fired after comments which she has since deleted. In the post, she stated Stephon Clark “deserved it” and was “stupid”.
Somehow she stands to gain from all of this as she has raised north of $23,000.
Here’s her plea for help on GoFundMe
I’m a United States Military veteran who served as a medic, and then fulfilled my dream taking care of people by becoming a nurse. I was recently fired from my job as a nurse at Kaiser Permanente for exercising my First Amendment right to free speech. I am a proud supporter of this great Country, the First Amendment, the rule of law, and law enforcement.
Recently, I have been in the news due to a misconception from an activist group here in Sacramento. I assure you, and for those that know me, I am not a hateful or discriminatory person. As a person of faith, and a nurse, I love all people and treat everyone equally. Kaiser Permanente fired me without any investigation, and without giving me an opportunity to explain or defend myself. I believe Kaiser Permanente violated my First Amendment right to free speech in order to protect themselves from the wrath of these activists. I am now unemployed and unable to pay rent, buy food for myself and my two dogs (French Bulldog & Great Dane), or make my car payments/insurance. I am asking for support during this trying time as I try to find employment and heal. Thank you very much for your consideration and support. Anything helps!
Dar and Persia (Furbabies)
GoFundMe has not commented on the matter as of yet however they should not hesitate to take action taking the down page.
A person cowardly enough to espouse racist rhetoric, and now backtrack behind the veil of first amendment rights should not be profiting. Regardless, Linthicum easily hit her target goal of $25k in less than a week. While not the least bit surprising, this remains a giant indicator of the gap in America regarding the perception of race relations and police brutality.
Flip the page for the racist Facebook post directed at Stephon Clark.