A white woman has been caught on camera admitting she called a black man the n-word after he stole her parking space.
The incident, which occurred outside an apartment complex in San Bernadino, California last week, was recorded by Instagram user ‘Mr Carter’, who was the subject of the elderly woman’s abuse.
Carter, 34, had parked his car in the woman’s spot while he went to pick up his two children who had been spending the day at his aunt’s apartment, located in the complex.
Carter’s actions attracted the woman’s ire, and she reportedly deployed the racial epithet after confronting him.
A white woman has been caught on camera admitting she called a black man the n-word after he ‘stole her parking space’ outside an apartment complex in San Bernardino, California. The man, known only as ‘Mr Carter’ is pictured left. The unidentified woman is seen right
The ten-minute clip begins after she allegedly used the n-word. She does not deny doing so.
‘You’re still stealing from me,’ the woman states, accusing Carter of parking at the complex to ‘get a piece of ass.’
‘You called me a n*****,’ Carter replies.
‘So? I’ve got a constitutional right to free speech. I’m an American and proud of it. I don’t have to leave America to go to Africa, like you guys have to leave Africa to come to America,’ she responds.
The irate woman continues pacing around the parking lot, before another elderly resident yells out from an apartment balcony, telling Carter that the woman had also lodged complaints against her.
A police officer then appears on the scene, seemingly summoned by the angry woman.
Carter tells the cop that the woman had called him a ‘f*****g n*****’ for parking in her spot.
‘I’ve got a constitutional right to free speech. I’m an American and proud of it. I don’t have to leave America to go to Africa, like you guys have to leave Africa to come to America’: The woman seemingly admits that she called the man the n-word
A police officer then appears on the scene, seemingly summoned by the angry woman
He tells the officer he acted respectfully towards the woman, even as she became ‘hostile’ .
Carter explains to the cop: ‘One: I’m gonna respect you ’cause you’re my elder. Two: I’m gonna respect you ’cause my aunt lives here and I don’t want any problems. Three: I’m gonna respect you just ’cause you probably have an idea of us [black men] that we’re supposed to get ignorant.’
The officer appears in disbelief at the woman’s actions.
Carter then turns towards the woman and states: ‘We don’t need hatred. I know you’re older, and I’m a young man and I probably cant get through to you. But if i can get through to one person, you might tell ten people “Hey, stop hating, just love. It’s easier to love”.
The woman continues telling Carter he stole her parking space.
‘I accept that,’ he says, before adding: ‘I don’t want to accept all the animosity and hate you have in your heart’.
He then leaves the scene and gets into his car with his children.
Carter has been praised for the ‘graceful’ way he handled the situation.
‘Congratulations on managing this ignorant hateful situation with class, grace and love and showing your children a fantastic example,’ one Instagram user wrote beneath the video.
The woman allegedly flew into a rage after Carter stole her parking spot in the apartment complex