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Another White Woman Called The Cops On A Black Man—This Time For Listening To A Yoga CD In His Own Car

By now most people have heard of BBQ Becky and Permit Patty, white women who take it upon themselves to police the daily activities of black people. Now it seems sitting in your car waiting for a yoga class to begin can be added to the laundry list of things black people aren’t allowed to do without the police being called.

Ezekiel Phillips tells Fox 11 News that is he was waiting in his car listening, to a yoga CD before his class began, when a woman approached his car to confront him. The woman wanted Phillips to know he didn’t belong in her neighborhood.

When the unnamed woman began filming, Phillips exited his car and returned the favor, filming her in return. That’s when Phillips says she freaked out and called the police. The woman is heard on the 911 recording saying:

I noticed him two houses up from my parents’ house and I’m like, you know and he’s waving to me. I don’t know who he is. I go ‘why are you sitting in your car in our neighborhood? And he goes ‘I’m resting’ and I’m like you weren’t two blocks back.

Phillips thought about just leaving but then realized by doing so it would look like he was in the wrong when he hadn’t done anything. He said:

I thought about it. ‘If I leave, it’s looking like I’m guilty of whatever she’s talking about.


It goes without saying that the black community is sick and tired of this outrageous behavior. 

When the police arrived, Phillips wasn’t charged because – surprise, surprise – sitting in your car waiting for a yoga class to begin isn’t a crime. It doesn’t look like these kinds of incidents are going to stop any time soon.

H/T: Fox 11, Raw

Written by Jonna Ivin

Jonna Ivin is the founder of STIR Journal and writer of the essay, I Know Why Poor Whites Chant, Trump, Trump, Trump. She has appeared on NPR, OPB, The Roland Martin Show and KCRW. Jonna is the author of the books Will Love For Crumbs, 8th Amendment, and, Sister Girl. Her writing has been featured in Good Magazine, STIR Journal, The Establishment, and xoJane. Twitter @jonnaivin