Earlier: Those who don’t believe history repeats itself—and currently is repeating itself in this country—better wake up and smell the insidious racism that is begging to burst from the seams of this nation. Why else would a grown white woman call the cops on a nine-year-old Black boy, accusing him of “sexual assault?” in a story that hails back to a time when Emmett Till was murdered for allegedly “whistling” at a white woman. In video taken of the incident that was posted by Facebook user Jason “Stovetop” Littlejohn, the woman can be seen standing on the phone as the boy’s younger sibling screams and cries in terror.
UPDATE: Spoke to the woman who called police on a child. Her name is Theresa (the internet has dubbed her #cornerstorecaroline )— Andrew Ramos (@AndrewRamosTV) October 12, 2018
She called the cops on me and another reporter. @PIX11News pic.twitter.com/ugmnUX3cqf
“The son grabbed my ass,” the white woman told the police operator. “And she decided to yell at me.” “I just was sexually assaulted by a child,” she repeated later. Bystanders gathered around, expressing disbelief that the woman was calling the cops on a small child. In the video one woman could be heard dubbing the women “Cornerstone Caroline.” “Nobody want to touch your flat a–,” a woman’s voice could be heard saying. “You’re a pedophile,” another woman could be heard screaming. At one point another white woman joins the fray, exclaiming “Are you seriously calling the police?” Nonetheless, the woman refused to be swayed, taunting the cameras pointing to her, “Now, why don’t you upload that to World Star.” The other white woman continues to stand up to the woman calling the cops, but the crowd discourages her telling her that the other woman was not worth it. “As I walked up I noticed the argument, apparently the kid brushed up against her and she said he touched her and decided to call police on a nine year old child. As you can see the kid is crying and the mom is upset,” Littlejohn wrote in his Facebook caption, along with the plea “Make this go viral.” The video, which was uploaded on Wednesday, has already been viewed over three million times, and has hundreds of thousands of shares and tens of thousands of comments. And this is still America, where a 9-year-old Black child is being bullied and threatened by a grown white woman who has shown how little she values Black lives.
9-year-old child brushes against white woman in grocery story. She calls cops and accuses him of sexual assault.— Simran Jeet Singh (@SikhProf) October 12, 2018
This is too much. pic.twitter.com/0nMX2Advt7