I Was Just Accosted By Security Men Who Were Told That I Robbed a Neighborhood Grocery Store…
Ezinne Ukoha

My God, Ezinne! I am utterly horrified, disgusted and so angry and sorry that you underwent such a horrific assault. Although, I am only 2nd generation American, the systemic racism in this country makes me ashamed of ourselves. What is it going to take for it to stop?

I was falsely accused of stealing by the vice principal in Jr. High School and she kept me locked in her office for 3 hours after school without letting me call my mom to let her know where I was. I was interrogated as if I were a hardened criminal and it haunts me to this day. Add the racist aspect of your story and I can’t imagine the trauma and rage it would have caused. I was already infuriated.

Fight back with everything you have and I know that I stand with you. Just tell me what you need me to do and I’ll do it.