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Arizona Realtor Fired And Arrested After Racist Confrontation With Black YouTuber Caught On Camera

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Afer confronting a Black YouTube influencer and using a racial slur, a realtor from Arizona had his license revoked by his realty company and was fired from his position.

The influencer involved was Lilajdre from DreTv! on YouTube, where he boasts more than 90-thousand subscribers, as well as another 30-thousand on Instagram.

Lilajdre was in the process of recording his latest motivation video when he and his videographer caught the incident on video.

You can watch the video here:

Instead of the motivational video he originally intended to make, Lilajdre found himself filming a video focusing on racism and taking things in stride in day-to-day life.

At the beginning of the video, the team was setting up in the street, primarily in empty parking spots, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

An Asian man approached the team, to which Lilajdre replied:

“What’s up? Why are you coming over here?”

The man, since identified as Paul Ng, replied:

“I wanted to see what you’re taking pictures of.”

Lilajdre inquired:

“Why is it any of your business?”

Ng simply said:

“This is my home.”

Lilajdre explained that he lived in Scottsdale, as well, and did not understand why the man was intruding on their video session.

Ng seemed surprised and suggested:

“You know, we’ve had problems here.”

Lilajdre said:

“I don’t care. You don’t know me.”

“Why are you taking pictures of me? I don’t know you.”

“Do you know a lot of White [people] are doing racist things in this world, sir?”

Ng smiled, pointed at his own chest, and said:

“No. I’m a racist.”

Lilajdre said:

“Okay. That’s okay.”

“So what’s the issue?”

Ng said again:

“I’m a racist.”

Lilajdre pressed:

“So what’s your point? Why are you here?”

Ng gestured around and said:

“Because this is a no [n-word] zone.”

Lilajdre disagreed:

“No, not really. This is not a no [n-word] zone. I’m here.”

Ng laughed in reply, and Lilajdre instructed him to step away, so they could finish their recording.

Lilajdre later published the video on his DreTv! YouTube channel in place of his latest Boss Talk podcast. He also shared a shorter version of the video on Instagram, and the video was quickly shared to other platforms, as well.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s, the luxury real estate agency where Ng was employed, heard about the incident and took swift action.

The agency suspended Ng’s license and terminated his position. They also intend to review Ng’s commission history to see if there are any funds that should be given to charity instead.

They stated: 

“Upon learning of this video we took immediate action in severing his license, terminating his involvement with us effective immediately and condemning his disgusting behavior.” 

You can read the full statement here: 

Upon hearing the news, Twitter followers were quick to express their gratitude for the agency’s response. 

It seems the deeper we get into 2020, the more racism reveals itself.

Given today’s culture of social sharing, however, it’s easier than ever to expose these people to their family, friends, neighbors and employers.

McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit www.mckenzielynntozan.com.