Trump’s America: Black Man Stalked, Reported to Police for Babysitting White Kids
Babysitting While Black is the Latest Reason for a White Woman to Call the Cops on a Model Citizen
Corey Lewis is a 27-year-old black man who runs a youth mentorship program called Inspired by Lewis in Marietta, Georgia. To say he’s a good guy is an understatement. But being a good guy is just not enough to prevent him from experiencing a terrible case of racism.
As Buzzfeed reports, good guy Lewis took two of the kids he mentors, a 6-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, to a Subway attached to a Walmart for a bite to eat. The kids just happen to be white. Well, apparently that was enough to get a white lady concerned. The trio were outside at Lewis’ car enjoying their sandwiches when the concerned white lady came up and asked “if the kids were alright.”
Lewis was a tad perplexed.
“I was taken aback and responded, ‘Why wouldn’t they be? She told me ‘it looked weird,’ and I was like, ‘They’re fine.'”
So the woman left. And then she turned around and came back. Apparently she wasn’t convinced that everything was fine.
“She then asked if the little girl could get out of the car so she could ask her if she knew who I was. And I said no and she got upset and threatened to take down my license plate and call the cops. I said OK and she drove off.”
Even then the woman didn’t seem to believe that a black dude could be with a couple of white kids without it being problematic. So, when Lewis drove over to a gas station to fill up, she followed them. And, not content with just following and harassing them, she added insult to injury by CALLING THE FRICKIN’ COPS!
As Lewis told the New York Times, “I felt like my character was being criminalized.”
Fortunately, he recorded the whole thing on Facebook Live. The kids in the back seat look absolute…HAPPY! They clearly like this guy, feel comfortable with him and he is genuinely a good dude.
The parents of the two kids, David Parker and Dana Mango, where shocked when the police called just to confirm that they were supposed to be with Lewis.
“It just knocked us out of our chair. We felt horrible for Corey.”
And in a moment that would make any parent proud, when asked about the incident, the 10-year-old girl replied:
“I would just ask her to next time, try to see us as three people rather than three skin colors because we might’ve been Mr. Lewis’s adopted children.”
A Gofundme page has been set up to help raise money for Corey Lewis.
Feature image from Corey Lewis/Facebook