Florida Teen Called N-Word And Told To ‘Get On His Knees’ Over A Gum Wrapper [VIDEO]

October 10, 2019

By SARAH JAMES (WTDN) — A 14-year-old teen admits that what he did was wrong, but he says it wasn't worth the racist and threatheing attack he encountered.  

Barry Henry says he threw a gum wrapper on the ground as he walked from church with his grandmother and cousin in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, according to reports on WTSP.

That's when a middle-aged looking white woman can be seen and heard, on recorded video that was later posted to Facebook, screaming at the black teen to pick up the wrapper.  

“Nuh uh, don't even act like that. Pick it up. Find it,” the woman is heard saying and she wags her finger at him. “Get down on your knees and find it. Get down on your knees and find it.”

The woman then mutters something unintelligible before calling the teen a n*****.

“That's how you are. All y'all (unintelligible) f****** n******,” she said. “Walking around here acting like something.”

As the camera zooms in on her face she’s heard saying: “Film me, f*****. Film me.”

In just 24 hours, the video has been viewed more than 60,000 times and shared more than 3,000 times.

Comments range from applauding how the teen reacted to calling for help identifying the woman.


This story was reported on WTSP.com


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