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Wisconsin Woman Displays Confederate Flag, Uses N-Word, Fight Follows (Video)

Tajuan Boatner and Toni Barribeau reportedly got into a fight about a Confederate flag in Racine, Wisconsin, last Friday (video below).

Boatner was walking by Barribeau's home when he spotted her Confederate flag in her window.

"He goes, 'Well, I know you're, I know you're probably racist ... can you please take it down?” Barribeau told CBS 58. “I said, 'Fine, but I will probably put it in another window. 'No you won't. I'll make sure of it.' Whatever. So I went and put it in my other window."

A verbal argument followed.

"I called him the N-word, but it still doesn't, doesn't mean that you can put your hands on anybody," Barribeau stated.

Barribeau claimed that Boatner entered her kitchen, physically bruised her and took the flag.

Boatner was subsequently charged with battery, theft, trespassing, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, but pleaded not guilty, notes the Wheeler News Service.

"It's because I was arguing with him, it escalated and I got [arrested for] disorderly conduct," Barribeau told CBS 58.

Barribeau is keeping her flag up and plans to fight her charge: "I'm not going to sit there and tell them that it's racist and it's not racist. They have their own opinion, and the education that they have of the Confederate flag."

According to the Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin provided over 91,000 soldiers for the United States to fight against the Confederate States of America, which waved the Confederate flag and supported the slavery of black people during the Civil War.

Sources: CBS 58, Wheeler News Service via WTAQWisconsin Historical Society / Photo Credit: CBS 58 Screenshot


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