October 11, 2016

Black SJW complains to Washington Post about “white privilege” after neighbour asks him not to be loud at night

StaffRebel Columnist

This, by all means, should be a non-story. But the fact it's getting media attention warrants its stupidity to be showcased.

29-year-old Richard Brookshire received a note under his door after a friend called him at 1am asking for advice on quitting his job. Brookshire “paced around his Manhattan apartment for a half-hour” and gave his friend advice before going to bed.

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The letter, that he found the next morning read, “It is extremely rude and inconsiderate to scream and stomp around your apartment until almost 2 a.m. A complaint has been submitted to the management. Next time this will go straight to the police. Please learn your manners.”

The note also explained how the man and his wife had to get up early for work and need to sleep.

The triggered Brookshire then told Washington Post, “White people will sometimes speak without thinking of the bigger implications of their actions. They’re just kind of reacting. That kind of speaks to their own privilege.”

Washington Post claims that, “The letter, with its casual threat, represented the difference in perspective between the black man living in apartment 6J and the white man living a floor below, Brookshire said.”

He then tried to invoke controversy regarding police into his own ordeal. “With cops you just never know, especially when it’s late at night. Maybe they’re tired. Maybe they’ll catch an attitude with me. I personally haven’t had the negative reactions with police. But I’m literate. I see how they interact with other people of colour.”

Brookshire decided to write his neighbour a letter back saying,

“I, the tenant of apartment 6J, having secured this rental property through earnings I made and credit I earned, have no inherent or expressly stated obligation to accommodate your hypersensitivities or those of your spouse, when occupying my home.


As one of the only tenants of colour occupying this building at full market rate, I find it personally abhorrent that you’d levy the threat of involving the authorities for an insignificant infraction such as the one you noted in your poorly written and ill-thought-out correspondence.”

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The neighbour, identified as David O by the Washington Post said the note had nothing to do with race.
Well, duh. He also asked that his full name not be used.

According to Washington Post, David O said, “his wife just wanted to sleep. They didn’t know Brookshire was black until the post went viral. He said his upstairs neighbour was cursing and yelling, and it sounded like he was arguing.”

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David O isn't backing down either. He wrote a letter back to Brookshire saying, “I know this was probably dictated by the tone of my note, but please do not perceive me as just another narrow-minded white p— scared of anything outside of his little white world. I have nothing in common with such people, and I would like to emphasize it once (again) that my note yesterday, rude as it was, was nothing more than a response to a late-night disturbance.”

He left his name, his number and his email address and encouraged his neighbour to come talk. “You know where we live,” he added.

SOUND OFF in the comments: are you sick of people blaming 'white privilege' on every little thing?

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commented 2016-10-12 02:01:31 -0400
They finally found a better weapon than the race card, White Privilege. It can be used for any situation and absolves the user of all personal responsibility and proving it to be false somehow means that it is true.
commented 2016-10-12 01:58:36 -0400
More proof that blacks are more racist than whites. And they have quite the chip on their shoulders as well.
commented 2016-10-11 23:55:53 -0400
It’s probably a good thing all round that I live way out here in the middle of nowhere, because anyone accusing me to my face of White Privilege, or some other silly cultural Marxist nonsense and whining snowflakery…well it would not go well…some days worse than others…
The point being is to call a spade a spade, then treat it with the contempt and ridicule it deserves, every time – the silly cultural Marxist nonsense and whining snowflakery, that is.
commented 2016-10-11 18:41:50 -0400
Great piece Lauren! This is a divide and conquer strategy by the Left, and I’m shocked and saddened to see ppl would fall for it. I’m also shocked your teacher did that do you kids back in the day!

You’re 100% correct when you say it’s about “level the playing field”. That is lefty code for Marxism. That we must all be born with EXACTLY the same opportunity in life, or they’ll just have to “fix it” by leveling the playing field.

This has actually been going on for about 40yrs in places ppl never thought of before. It’s why women typically win in Family Court – in order to “put women in charge” and to “level the playing field”. It’s why women don’t get charged for making false allegation of rape or assault, don’t often get convicted of things when they are charged, or get light sentences. Because they’re “the little guy” and deserve a break. It’s also why the Gladu ruling and many other injustices in our society. When you start looking at things fro that vantage point, you’ll see what I mean! I would refer the book; Against Judicial Activism as a good book.
commented 2016-10-11 17:40:07 -0400
So if a neighbour, who is black (whether you know it or not) is blaring their stereo at 3AM while you are trying to sleep, it is racism to complain?

The original letter was restrained but clearly laid out the options. The reaction was smug, ignorant, and showed a complete disrespect for the people around him. I can only imagine his reaction if someone woke him up at 2AM.

I do hope he does it again and that the police are called. The letter is proof that he had been previously warned about his behaviour. Then the landlord could evict him. But of course his black privilege would mean that saying anything, the police coming, or the landlord’s reaction are racism. Yea. Right. He can claim that from the street with all his stuff around him.
commented 2016-10-11 16:46:25 -0400
Is there some sort of rent rebate for those not whitish? I didn’t know this !!?? :/
commented 2016-10-11 15:50:28 -0400
If it was me, & a first time thing, I would not have reacted, but second time around & close together I would have reacted the same way as David O, but most likely left the cops out of the picture. He says he was unaware the tenant was black & I believe him, as you can tell from his note there was no reference whatsoever to race & he was simply complaining about the noise that prevented him & his wife from getting a good night sleep. So in essence who is the racist here, I say the tenant in Apt 6J, because right away that was his train of thought that he was being complained about not because he was noisy but rather because he was black.
commented 2016-10-11 14:20:11 -0400
I gave a virtually identical note to a neighbor I shared walls with at one time(not black). How would this guy explain that?