Tabitha Moore-Morris live-streamed a 3-minute video on Tuesday evening sharing her opinion about emails and social media posts promoting Black Lives Matter, which she does not support.
In the video she says, "See, I'm a white woman and I'm proud to be a white woman, and I'm not going to ask for forgiveness for something that my ancestors did, that I didn't. I didn't own slaves, you've never been a slave. You don't need reparations from me. You don't need me to bow down and kiss your feet and ask forgiveness. You can kiss my ____."
Moore-Morris questioned white people for recent apologies related to race relations, asking, "What have you done besides be born white? Nothing!"
The next day, she shared a 6-minute video defending her statements, and saying that reactions from people who suggested she lose her job have only proven her point. She also addressed people whom she accused of threatening her and her family,
She said she believes Black Lives Matter doesn't really care about all blacks, but only the ones who have been killed by white people.
Moore-Morris said, "All black lives matter! All lives matter no matter what color you are. That video was to express the fact that I'm angry because everybody is forcing us to support Black Lives Matter when I don't believe in their core goal. If they truly cared about black lives matter they would care about all black lives like the rest of us do."
Both videos were shared multiple times and generated a lot of response from those who disagreed with her, saying her comments were racist. Some shared contact information for Baptist Health Paducah's Human Resources department so people could demand she be fired.
A source told West Kentucky Star that the HR Department received over 1,000 calls, but Baptist Health would not confirm that information. After a post Wednesday night condemning racism and discrimination, Baptist Health Paducah issued a statement Thursday morning, saying Moore-Morris was no longer employed by the hospital.
The statement reads, "Our mission at Baptist Health is to provide high-quality, compassionate care to all of our patients. Baptist Health does not tolerate disrespectful conduct or discrimination in any form. It has come to our attention that an employee recently made statements on social media which do not reflect the values of Baptist Health and have caused disruption to our ability to carry out our mission to our patients and to our employees. This individual is no longer employed by Baptist Health."
West Kentucky Star asked Baptist Health if employee policy includes grounds for termination related to personal behavior outside of the workplace, but they declined to respond.
You can view the videos on Facebook at the link below.
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