A Nigerian man, Chika Okafor, was on Wednesday night questioned about where he lived by a white man in his own apartment building in the US.
Okafor shared a video from the incident on his Twitter handle, @ChikaO_13, and shared his experience.
“I was racially profiled in my apartment complex last night. While I was with my friend, Cassius Flemming waiting for a Lyft ride on the first floor of the building that I have lived in since mid-December of last year, this man interrogated me about where I live.
“As you can see, he thought that he was entitled to know who I was and where I lived simply because, according to him, he lived there for 27 years.
“The arrogance is appalling but honestly, not surprising because far too many times people of colour have been victims of this kind of behaviour. You can watch the video of the incident here.”
The arrogance is appalling but honestly, not surprising because far too many times people of color have been victims of this kind of behavior. You can watch the video of the incident here.#racialprofiling #privilege #racism #noseyneighbor #mindyourbusiness #harassment pic.twitter.com/DlnSf154h8
— Chika Okafor (@ChikaO_13) December 20, 2018