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JoeyC

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Youth mentor says stranger called police because he was 'babysitting while black'




Ya know, it kind of never ceases to amaze me that people can be so ignorant. I do understand being cautious when it comes to kids safety, but that person had no reason to do what she did. There was no amber alert or what not, stating that a black person had abducted some white children. So that woman should have minded her own business. I find it absolutely insane that considering how long black people(and other non whites) have been in this country, people(all groups of people) still trip on color.


So, this story got me thinking about this one particular incident that my aunt told me about. My aunt is black, and her adopted daughter is white, and looks northern european(especially when she was a baby-both of her birth parents have the same features). My aunt told me that when her daughter was a baby, they were at LAX, getting ready to fly back to San Francisco, but because her daughter was white, LAX security gave her a really hard time. They were asking her all kinds of questions about the the baby, and wanting to see documents, etc, etc. It was like they couldn't accept the fact that a black person had adopted a white, northern european looking, baby. Also, she said that overall, LA was a trip. She said that people were staring at her and the baby, etc. She said San Francisco was(is) a different story though. Nobody really batted an eye about a black woman with dreads, caring for a white baby(now a teenager).



Anyway, again, humans can be full of it.





Full article
http://www.fox5atlanta.co...ile-black-



Taken from fox5atlanta.com

By: Denise Dillon

POSTED: OCT 09 2018 11:11PM EDT

VIDEO POSTED: OCT 09 2018 10:46PM EDT

UPDATED: OCT 09 2018 11:50PM EDT

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Cobb County man said someone called the police on him for "babysitting while black".

Corey Lewis, who is black, said he was babysitting two children who are white Sunday afternoon. Lewis said a white woman approached him in a Walmart parking lot asking to talk to the children to see if they were okay. Lewis refused and said the woman threatened to write down his license plate number.

"I feel like from her perspective she's seeing something that wasn't right, judgemental, me looking the way I am being with two kids who don't look like me," said Lewis.

[Edited 10/9/18 23:47pm]

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Reply #1 posted 10/10/18 1:40am

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This is getting to be an epidemic. Calling out black people for doing normal things that are none of their business. Some people sure do feel entitled to screw up things worse than they already are for no reason other than being a damn racist busybody.

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Reply #2 posted 10/10/18 5:57am

Empress

Welcome to America.

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Reply #3 posted 10/10/18 6:28am

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While it's appalling that this busy-body woman would be suspicious of a black man with two white children, the reason it seems so shocking to the people involved, the reporters and most people that see the video, is because most of are not this way and can't believe that in this day and age there are still people this ignorant. Shame on her.

Thanks for sharing this, Joey.

We were HERE, where were you?

4 those that knew the number and didn't call... fk all y'all!
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Reply #4 posted 10/11/18 6:00am

uPtoWnNY

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Welcome to America.

Yep, same shit, different day. Not shocking to me at all....I've had similar experiences when I lived in Nassau County.

I could be dressed in a three-piece suit, but walk or drive through certain neighborhoods, and some mfers will look at me like I'm going to rob them.

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Reply #5 posted 10/11/18 6:31am

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uPtoWnNY said:

Empress said:

Welcome to America.

Yep, same shit, different day. Not shocking to me at all....I've had similar experiences when I lived in Nassau County.

I could be dressed in a three-piece suit, but walk or drive through certain neighborhoods, and some mfers will look at me like I'm going to rob them.

And I can't tell you how many times I've been followed in stores, again, even wearing a suit and tie. One time I was shopping with my mother when this happened, and she was about 75 at the time.

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Reply #6 posted 10/12/18 4:03am

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JoeyC said:




Ya know, it kind of never ceases to amaze me that people can be so ignorant. I do understand being cautious when it comes to kids safety, but that person had no reason to do what she did. There was no amber alert or what not, stating that a black person had abducted some white children. So that woman should have minded her own business. I find it absolutely insane that considering how long black people(and other non whites) have been in this country, people(all groups of people) still trip on color.


So, this story got me thinking about this one particular incident that my aunt told me about. My aunt is black, and her adopted daughter is white, and looks northern european(especially when she was a baby-both of her birth parents have the same features). My aunt told me that when her daughter was a baby, they were at LAX, getting ready to fly back to San Francisco, but because her daughter was white, LAX security gave her a really hard time. They were asking her all kinds of questions about the the baby, and wanting to see documents, etc, etc. It was like they couldn't accept the fact that a black person had adopted a white, northern european looking, baby. Also, she said that overall, LA was a trip. She said that people were staring at her and the baby, etc. She said San Francisco was(is) a different story though. Nobody really batted an eye about a black woman with dreads, caring for a white baby(now a teenager).



Anyway, again, humans can be full of it.





Full article
http://www.fox5atlanta.co...ile-black-



Taken from fox5atlanta.com

By: Denise Dillon

POSTED: OCT 09 2018 11:11PM EDT

VIDEO POSTED: OCT 09 2018 10:46PM EDT

UPDATED: OCT 09 2018 11:50PM EDT

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Cobb County man said someone called the police on him for "babysitting while black".

Corey Lewis, who is black, said he was babysitting two children who are white Sunday afternoon. Lewis said a white woman approached him in a Walmart parking lot asking to talk to the children to see if they were okay. Lewis refused and said the woman threatened to write down his license plate number.

"I feel like from her perspective she's seeing something that wasn't right, judgemental, me looking the way I am being with two kids who don't look like me," said Lewis.

[Edited 10/9/18 23:47pm]


I sometimes have my best friend (he's black, born in Holland and his parents from Suriname) pick up my kids from school when me or my wife can't make it on time. The first few times he got suspicious looks from other parents in teh school yard and I wouldn't doubt one of those parents would have called the police on him but when they saw that the teacher knew he was picking them up (2 white kids) because we told her that when we dropped the kids off, everything seemed fine.

I did however get some ignorant people the next day telling me how my kids were picked up by a 'Surinamer' as if I didn't know that neutral People even in Holland can be such idiots some times.

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Reply #7 posted 10/12/18 4:11am

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In 1984, when I was in High School, I was in an EMT explorer group. We had a weekend trip about 200 miles from where we lived. The EMT that was over the group was a black man. The group was myself, my 2 brothers, and a Hispanic girl. (ages 13-16). We were in a car my dad rented for the trip. Well at about 10 PM in a tiny southern town... we got pulled over for speeding.

I was aware at the time how it could have gone... Thankfully... he was given a ticket and we were sent on our way... when we left I let out an anxious sigh... and Tommy asked what that was for... and I said "It's 10 PM in a small southern town, in a car rented in someone else's name with 3 white boys and a Hispanic girl... and.... " he finished "a black man..." and I said "yeah..." and his voice cracked and he said "yeah."

Anyone for banning the AR15 must be on the side of the criminal as once banned only criminals will have them.
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Reply #8 posted 10/12/18 7:41am

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jjhunsecker said:

uPtoWnNY said:

Yep, same shit, different day. Not shocking to me at all....I've had similar experiences when I lived in Nassau County.

I could be dressed in a three-piece suit, but walk or drive through certain neighborhoods, and some mfers will look at me like I'm going to rob them.

And I can't tell you how many times I've been followed in stores, again, even wearing a suit and tie. One time I was shopping with my mother when this happened, and she was about 75 at the time.


My friend Brad is a very tall black man. He is the nicest sweetest guy you'd ever meet, very bookish and studied at a Budhist college. But he says when he walks down the street he sees the women who are walking ahead of him get so nervous and often start walking faster or cross the street. Makes him feel terrible. It's so sad.

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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DiminutiveRocker said:

jjhunsecker said:

And I can't tell you how many times I've been followed in stores, again, even wearing a suit and tie. One time I was shopping with my mother when this happened, and she was about 75 at the time.


My friend Brad is a very tall black man. He is the nicest sweetest guy you'd ever meet, very bookish and studied at a Budhist college. But he says when he walks down the street he sees the women who are walking ahead of him get so nervous and often start walking faster or cross the street. Makes him feel terrible. It's so sad.

Brent Staples, who is an editor at the NY Times, is a large, burly Black man. He said that when he was younger, he got so tired of White people cowering in fear of the mere site of him, that he began whistling classical music and opera songs as a way to put them at ease.

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Reply #10 posted 10/12/18 9:00am

poppys

jjhunsecker said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


My friend Brad is a very tall black man. He is the nicest sweetest guy you'd ever meet, very bookish and studied at a Budhist college. But he says when he walks down the street he sees the women who are walking ahead of him get so nervous and often start walking faster or cross the street. Makes him feel terrible. It's so sad.

Brent Staples, who is an editor at the NY Times, is a large, burly Black man. He said that when he was younger, he got so tired of White people cowering in fear of the mere site of him, that he began whistling classical music and opera songs as a way to put them at ease.


Work around. Now that is SAD.

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Reply #11 posted 10/14/18 11:13pm

JoeyC

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DiminutiveRocker said:

jjhunsecker said:

And I can't tell you how many times I've been followed in stores, again, even wearing a suit and tie. One time I was shopping with my mother when this happened, and she was about 75 at the time.


My friend Brad is a very tall black man. He is the nicest sweetest guy you'd ever meet, very bookish and studied at a Budhist college. But he says when he walks down the street he sees the women who are walking ahead of him get so nervous and often start walking faster or cross the street. Makes him feel terrible. It's so sad.


I can relate. I remember this one time, i was walking down the street and this woman was walking towards me. The woman then precedes to exit the sidewalk, walks in the middle of the road and when she gets clear of me, gets back onto the sidewalk and keeps on walking... I was like, wow disbelief. And this was in a populated area. It was starting to get dark but the area was right near the San Leandro Bart station(SF bay area). And people are always around there.

And I've had more experiences than that. DiminutiveRocker, i totally understand how your friend felt. Before i decided to not really care anymore, those type of incidents would make me feel terrible. Like i was less than human. And truth be told, there's been a few times where I've come to the defense of a woman who wasn't black. About 6 months ago this dude was harassing women, and i had to check him. So, its really messed up(an understatement) when someone judges someone else before even knowing them. The person who's being judged just one day might save your(the judgmental or racist person) life.

Anyway, about my OP. What really upset me was the woman's blatant racism. The ONLY REASON she called the cops was because the man was black. My thinking is "how dare you!! Just because you are small minded and can't imagine a world where people of different colors interact in personal ways, doesn't mean that other people think like you do". It's like she just assumed that her way of thinking was the right way of thinking. And its been reported in the news that she told the cops that she "just had a feeling" that something was wrong. disbelief sigh duh...Yeah, well, something was wrong...and it was you ! flip u

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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