It is becoming abundantly clear that white women need to start minding their business and stop calling the police when people of color are going about their day to day lives.
Just this month alone white women have called the police because a black student was sleeping in a common area at Yale, a group of black people was leaving an Airbnb, a black family was barbecuing in a place meant for BBQs, and two teenage Native Americans were on a tour of a college.
Come on now.
The latest display of racism disguised as “concern” came when Michael Hayes was inspecting one of his investment properties in Memphis, Tennessee. A white woman came out of the neighboring house and demanded to know what Hayes was doing. Even though he owed her nothing, Hayes showed the woman his investment contract and a letter from the owner giving him permission to photograph the property in order to sell it to investors.
The woman was having none of it and called the police. Hayes knew he was in the right, and so he waited for the police. He also recorded the encounter and later posted it to YouTube.
When the police arrived they realized Hayes was clearly in the right and told the woman not to bother him. When the woman shouted at Hayes to hurry up and get out, the black female officer let the woman know Hayes didn’t need to rush. Her partner, a white male, added, “He can take all day.”
You can watch it all play out in the video below.
White woman calls police on black property developer inspecting a house because 'he has no right to be in her neighborhood' https://t.co/Iq1HkmTzNu
— The Independent (@Independent) May 16, 2018
People are really over this nonsense.
The words ignorant and racist should be put at the beginning of that headline.
— AuntiFrolic.x (@mastersdelight) May 16, 2018
There will be comments decrying the article mentioning race and pretending she would have called the cops on a white guy too… just to be clear this shit is racist AF and just one of the little ways life is made as hard as possible often for POC
— Bryn Hudson (@BrynMHudson) May 16, 2018
This is ridiculous, will black people ever live in peace?
— Kgaedi (@KgaediM) May 16, 2018
This is getting too far. Is it me or is level of white people stupidity in USA really high?
— jon doe (@nutellanaan) May 16, 2018
This solution seems perfectly appropriate.
Charges/fines need to start being imposed on the racists who make these calls for filing a false report. Hit them where it hurts, in their checkbook
— Mia's Momma??? (@momma_az) May 16, 2018
H/T: The Independent