Man caught on video hurling n-word at Black man loses business ‘This has completely and thoroughly ruined my life’
A white man risked his career and lost his job after he took issue with a Black man who he claims cut him off on traffic, and followed him all the way home to curse and level racial slurs at him.
Jeffrey Whitman, a white man who was the owner of Uriah’s Heating and Cooling, verbally assaulted Charles Lovett, during an angry confrontation on a local road in Ohio. Instead of just leaving the road rage at the intersection, Whitman followed Lovett two miles o his home to continue his racist rant.
But Lovett was smart enough to capture it all on video.
“Is there a reason you just followed me to my house?” he asks Whitman, who sits in his company van at the end of Lovett’s driveway.
“I just want to let you know what a n—– you are,” Whitman says in the now viral video.
“You wanna let me know how much of a n—er I am?” asked Lovett, as he patiently continued to film.
“Yeah, I want to let you personally know how much of a n—er you are,” Whitman fires back.
“So I’m a n—– because you can’t read street signs?” he asks Whitman.
“Because you’re a rude n—er … You cut me off in my lane,” Whitman said.
He then adds, “You cut me off because you feel entitled — because you get everything for free.”
To which Lovett replies, “You feel entitled because I’m black.”
“So, thank you for calling me a n—– and showing me how stupid you are,” Lovett says. “Have a good day, sir. Enjoy your life.”
Lovett posted the video on social media and internet sleuths quickly identified Whitman and left dozens of emails, voicemails and slammed the company’s Yelp ratings with negative reviews and KKK and Hitler pics.
Now Whitman is crying the blues for being out of a job after being the racist antagonist.
“It was an awful mistake and obviously I don’t know how to explain it, and it’s ruined my life and it’s ruined my family’s life,” Whitman said in a voicemail to the Columbus Dispatch.
“I’m out of business, I’m completely out, I’m done, I’ll never work in Columbus again,” he says. “This has completely and thoroughly ruined my life.”
Trying to offer up a tired explanation, Whitman said: “I was just trying to address the rudeness.”
Oh really now?
“The way I confronted him, I confront him as ‘Hey, you cut me off,’” he said. “I don’t know if it makes it right or wrong, all I can say is I grew up with it and not a big deal for me.”
Lovett also filed a police report against Whitman.
“I never would have expected it to happen to me,” Lovett told NBC. “But [that’s] the world we live in nowadays.”