Fort Bragg soldier Diamonte Ugbesia had just returned from deployment in Afghanistan and decided to visit a friend at the Kings Cross Apartments in Fayetteville, NC. When he pulled into the complex he heard someone screaming.
Ugbesia followed the voice, turning on his phone to record. When he eventually found the woman, she was standing in a white bathrobe with a man dressed in a red shirt.
The pair were on the landing of the stairs. Diamonte’s video begins as he is coming up some exterior stairs.
The woman was not in need of help, however. She was just screaming about how much she hated Black people.
The man was trying to get her to calm down and go back inside the apartment.
The woman’s rant is quickly aimed at Diamonte once she spots him. She walks directly at him, wagging her finger in his direction.
The video shows the woman ordering Diamonte to “get the f*ck back down” the stairs and telling him she wants nothing to do with him and he had better not report or record her. The woman’s words are always clear in the video.
When Ugbesia calmly says “no” the woman turns her attention back to the other man, and tells him he had better kill Ugbesia.
She refers to him as “that motherf*cking ni**er” when she casually calls for his murder.
The man gently shushes her with a “babe stop calling him that” before suggesting they go back inside. As the man is talking, she turns to Ugbesia and, unpropmpted, tells him:
“I will never f*ck a black person ever in my life. Get the f*ck down.”
Ugbesia does not respond, and the woman puts her hands up, seeming flabbergasted she is being recorded. The man tells her it’s because she is being ridiculous.
She counters that no, it’s because Ugbesia is stupid.
She then grabs the man by the arm and pulls him inside of the apartment, turning back one last time to tell Diamonte:
“No. I only deal with White boys.”
The man sighs and follows her inside.
In total, the encounter lasted under a minute, but that was long enough as far as condo management is concerned. Once they saw the video they immediately began the legal process of eviction.
Their statement left no room for doubt about their position.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior or failure to live in a cooperative manner. Particularly, this incident not only violates our lease agreement but the ethical standards of our community and company and will not be tolerated.”
“We have taken immediate legal action to terminate the tenancy of the resident in violation.”
Ugbesia was not hurt in the incident, the conflict was strictly verbal and one-sided. However, he is still understandably upset.
The United States culturally holds military service in high regard. But Ugbesia has not gotten the hero’s welcome or appreciation many would expect.
Instead, he came home to racism.
“I never heard somebody flat out call me the n-word or say they hate me. I got deployed to Afghanistan.”
“Me coming home from Afghanistan serving my country to a person saying they hate me based off my skin color? That’s what I was mad about.”
We don’t want to say Twitter celebrated the eviction, but…
…the Twitterverse wasn’t exactly sad about it.
🕸Did racial slurs come out of your racial mouth? Well it’s not going to be tolerated anymore🕸.
White Woman Evicted For Racist Rant Towards Black Soldier – The Root https://t.co/f09p2DdX4o
— RC (@rossichaid) July 5, 2020
✨Racism never just impacts the target✨
You’re just too dumb to have figured that out, but one day you’re gonna learn.
P.S. This applies to ALL -isms pic.twitter.com/wRF7iDzvJS
— 🧼✋🏽🤚🏽BBG😷🆙 (@TheBigBrownGirl) July 3, 2020
Please tell me how this is okay? This man ran to her because he thought something was wrong only to hear her racist rant. I applaud the gentleman with her for calling her out. Apt Complex Moves to Evict Woman After Racist Rant on US Soldier #racistcoc https://t.co/fweRlhVCCA
— LyllieGlo (@LyllieGlo) July 2, 2020
And she’ll whine.
— Ivey McClelland 😷😷😷😷😷 (@iveyjanette_207) June 30, 2020
Drunk out of her mind.
Liquid courage can cost you.
— Rhondaology (@RMercerRice) July 2, 2020
“An apartment complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina, said it had begun legal action to terminate the residency of a woman, after she was caught on video shouting racist slurs at a *US paratrooper*.”https://t.co/Anuhy7oS3k
— Raul O’Neill (@FogPiercer) July 3, 2020
Maybe being homeless…can change an attitude 😉
— Gary William G (@GaryWil75312459) July 2, 2020
As yet, no official apology or claim this isn’t really who she is has been issued by the woman.