“Are you happy when you see Black in the mirror?” Parents claim a man was so comfortable yelling racial slurs and the N-word to a group of Black students because he thought the boys damaged his vehicle
The unidentified man was caught on video saying the N-word to a group of Black students because he thought the teenagers had hit his car. The argument occurred before the school started. The parents are wondering why the man was so comfortable yelling racial slurs and disrespecting the students, but refused to speak with one of the boys’ fathers.
The mother of one of the teens, who wished to remain anonymous, told WSVN that the children were the targets of a racist rant. When the woman and her husband tried to talk to the unidentified man, he wanted no part of it.
The parents are wondering why the man was so comfortable yelling racial slurs and disrespecting the students but refused to speak with one of the boys’ fathers, ABS reports.
The mother also said that her son, who was not identified due to his age, told her that the argument occurred in the morning before school started.
Officials said that this incident occurred outside of the SMMS in Florida on Monday, May 2.
The mother told WSVN that it all started when the man accused the kids of hitting his vehicle. One of the students recorded the interaction in his cellphone.
In the VIDEO, the unidentified White man reportedly said: “[expletive] you better get the [expletive] away from me. You better get away from me. I’ll go to jail, but I’ll knock you on your [expletive].
Listen, ‘N-word’, get the ****** out of my face, ****** ‘N-word’.”
According to ABS, in the video, one of the students is heard calling the man a “cracker.”
The unidentified man then said: “I’m proud to be a cracker. I’m happy with what I see in the mirror every day, are you? Are you happy when you see Black in the mirror?”
Luckily, the altercation between the teenagers and the man did not become physical.
The unidentified mother told WSVN: “I was boiling, I was boiling. I was very upset. I was disappointed, this is not the way a person should talk to a child. He started coming at them and talking about he will beat their a** … calling them [expletive] and kept coming at them and coming at them.
The guy just kept going and you see from the video he said he was going to beat his a**, he kept calling them N-word.”
According to WFLA News, the next day, one child’s father approached the unidentified man at the school, but he would not engage. The students’ parents reportedly filed a complaint with the school.
The mother also said: “This is just ridiculous. My child should not have to come to school and deal with this. At the end of the day, you got to deal with the parents. My son, yes, he’s a Black boy, he has a mother and a father, you need to talk to us. You don’t talk to him like that.”
The school district released a statement and said that they are conducting a thorough investigation regarding the matter.
“M-DCPS is disappointed by a recent incident that took place between a parent and a student outside of SMMS before the start of the school day. Currently, M-DCPS is conducting a thorough investigation regarding the matter. M-DCPS remains committed to fostering a welcoming learning environment by highlighting the importance of respect and restraint.”