Who is Olivia Nicole? Black TikToker gets 'suicide evaluation' as teacher uses N-word

The TikToker, @olivia2005nicole2, said it's 'a teacher I visit every single morning, and I call her mom, and I give her hugs'


                            Who is Olivia Nicole? Black TikToker gets 'suicide evaluation' as teacher uses N-word
The TikToker says she had to go through a suicide evaluation after her beloved teacher used the N-word (@olivia2005nicole2/TikTok)

A Black TikToker by the name of @olivia2005nicole2 recently took to TikTok to describe how she had to go through a suicide evaluation after her teacher used the N-word amid a class discussion. In the video, the TikToker can be seen in front of a green screen. No faces are visible during the conversation, but a discussion around race is audible.

Someone, apparently a student of the class, tells the teacher, "It’s not even the right flag, it’s literally rooted in racism". “So does [N-word]!” says the teacher. “They are both rooted in racism, y’all.” In the comments, the TikToker clarifies that the “flag” was the “Confederate Flag”. 

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As the audio ends, the TikToker says that the teacher was someone she "loved so much" and visited “every morning”. She says that during the conversation, she sat next to the female student who recorded it. The TikToker further describes how she returned home after she had to have “a suicide evaluation after [she and the teacher] had that talk.”

“It is what it is. I’m tired. I’m so tired. I had to quit my job because a White woman called me that word. That word, it hurts people. I don’t understand how a professional can say that in a room where you know Black people will be present. That is a teacher I visit every single morning, and I call her mom, and I give her hugs," she says, adding that she had to split up with a best friend whose boyfriend hurled the racial word at her.

“I don’t understand y’all’s obsession with the word,” she says. “This is stupid; you are an educator. She took a pause before she said it, so she clearly meant it. It’s out of my hands.” Her post has received more than 181,000 views and 2,400 comments. White someone wrote: "The teacher felt a little too comfortable saying the word", another user said: “They always says ‘it’s just a word,’ but if it really was just a word, they wouldn’t wanna say it so damn badly.”

In another recent incident which brought to light the prevailing racism that continues to emotionally affect Black people, two White men allegedly harassed a Black woman at a supermarket in Texas while she was working for Instacart. A video of the incident posted by TikToker @deekotapa0 last week has been viewed over 2,00,000 times. In the video of the incident, which reportedly occurred at a Kroger store in Dallas, the woman can be seen shouting at a White man wearing a blue T-shirt, presumably after the harassment has already taken place. 

These incidents are not very rare as there have been several instances of harassment and discrimination raised online since Covid-19 set in. People complaining about mask mandates in shops have been the most common refrain. In June this year, a video capturing a brawl in a Walmart went viral. The shocking video showed a Walmart security worker knocking a customer out stone-cold with one punch after the shopper apparently spat on him. In March, there was also the case of an NYC anti-masker who hurled the N-word at a bagel shop worker when asked to cover her face.