White woman calls police on Black neighbors because they would not talk to her

Ja’Maya Burleson via Facebook

In America, Black people can’t drive while being Black; Black people can’t BBQ while being Black; Black people can’t AirBNB while being Black; and Black people can’t sleep at their college while being Black.

It’s also apparently a crime for Black people to be happy while being Black.

The latest incident occurred in Oklahoma City and was documented by Ja’Maya Burleson. Burleson captured her White neighbor as she called the police because she thought the Black people were too happy.

In the video released on Facebook, the White woman, identified as Patricia, told the police that she was upset with her Black neighbors because they would not talk to her when she was depressed. She then claimed that the Black people at the pool bullied her and would not give her help.

However, the Black residents filmed the incident and it was determined that Patricia threatened to fight them because they would not talk to her. Of course, Patricia cried while speaking to the police officer.

After about 10 minutes of hearing both sides of the story, the police officer allowed the Black residents to leave and he spoke with Patricia.

The police remained calm and heard both sides of the story before reacting. But it’s a situation that could have gotten out of hand if a less experienced officer was called to handle the incident.

It’s a clear case of racial profiling.

Some Whites across the nation feel as if they should call the police on Blacks who make them feel uncomfortable. It’s an epidemic of racism that can only be stopped if racial profiling becomes a crime that leads to a fine or jail time.

 

 

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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