White woman tells Black family to 'stop acting Black' in their 'white neighborhood' | Inquirer News

White woman tells Black family to ‘stop acting Black’ in their ‘white neighborhood’

/ 02:18 AM November 19, 2020

Demonstrators hold signs during a Black Lives Matter protest near the White House in Washington DC, on June 5, 2020. Image: AFP/Roberto Schmidt

An elderly white woman was caught on camera telling a Black family that they should stop “acting like Black people.”

The Jones family was told by their neighbor in California, USA, that they should “start acting like white people,” as per ABC-owned KABC-TV on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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The said woman, whom they identified as Adena Dean, can be seen in the video holding her dog in one arm and holding a stun gun in another.

After she accused the Joneses of “acting Black,” one of the family members, identified as Jarielle, can be heard in the background asking Dean to repeat what she just said.

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Dean answered that she was raised in Oklahoma “where there were tons of Black people,” and that the Joneses were “acting like people that aren’t normal.”

When she was asked what she meant by that, Geritt Jones was quoted as saying that “normal to her is people who will lay down and submit to unfortunately her white privilege and white supremacy.”

In another clip provided to the news outlet, Dean told them that “you’re a Black person in a white neighborhood and you’re acting like one, why don’t you act like a white person in a white neighborhood?”

Geritt and his family have been living in the neighborhood for 12 years, although this was the first time they had experienced such an incident, according to the report.

As seen in the video, the whole ordeal seemed to have started when Dean went over to the Joneses’ residence with a taser accusing their pitbull of attacking her dog.

When the news outlet tried to get the Deans’ side of the story, the woman’s husband reportedly just told them that it “was a minor incident” and shut the door.

“I want my son to grow up and be proud of who he is. I hope that people all over the country learn from this that this can’t be tolerated,” Geritt was quoted as saying. Ian Biong /ra

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