Now that the 12 months is coming to an finish, we are able to solely hope that 2019 brings about fewer cases such because the wrongful arrest at a Starbucks in Philadelphia and the unlucky BBQ Becky. Unfortunately, one other instance of disturbing racial profiling has occurred and this time it was to Bleacher Report producer Chika Okafor when he encountered “Hallway Harry” in his New York City house constructing.
Chika and his pal have been ready within the foyer of his house earlier than their Lyft arrived (per standard) when a person encountered them asking who they have been and in the event that they lived within the constructing. Chika described how the person “interrogated” him about the place he lived although Chika referred to as the constructing residence “since mid-December of final 12 months.”
“What are you doing in my constructing? You don’t dwell right here,” the person mentioned, as seen within the clip under. “I’ve by no means seen you earlier than. I’ve lived right here 27 years.”
“He thought that he was entitled to know who I used to be and the place I lived just because, in line with him, he lived there for 27 years,” Chika wrote on Facebook. “The vanity is appalling however truthfully, not shocking as a result of far too many instances individuals of coloration have been victims of this type of conduct.”