Hilary Brooke Mueller was fired from her job after blocking her neighbor from entering his condo
Another day, another black person being harassed for going about their daily lives, not bothering anyone. Of course, racial profiling behavior is nothing new, but with the advent of mobile devices and a few cultural changes, these racists are finally, in some cases, suffering consequences.
Such is the case with Hilary Brooke Mueller. After D‘Arreion Nuriyah Toles posted video of a white woman blocking his entry into his apartment building, the quickly-named “Apartment Patty” was identified and then fired from her job.
According to the New York Times, Mueller was fired over the weekend from her job at Tribeca-STL, a real estate management company.
“The Tribeca-STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents from many racial backgrounds,” officials with the company, an apartment complex in St. Louis, said. “We are proud of this fact and do not and never will stand for racism or racial profiling at our company.”
Mueller has not responded with any comments.
The incident took place on Friday night, when Mueller was walking her dog and Toles was on his way home to his condo in the Elder Shirt Lofts in St. Louis.
As Toles began filming, he captured Mueller asking him multiple times to show her his key fob, tell her his condo number, or otherwise prove that he lived in the building. Once he passed her blocking the front door, she followed him to the elevator and finally his door, which he entered.
She then reportedly called the police, who knocked on Toles’ door about 30 minutes after the confrontation – she had told authorities she felt “uncomfortable,” which is odd, because she was the one making someone else feel uncomfortable.
In an interview this weekend, Toles’ talked more about the incident and his determination to remain positive in the face of racism.
“Some people think I should have went after her more,” he said. “I’m not going to go after her. My whole purpose is to turn this negative into a positive.”
But he also said that the seriousness of the situation is still sinking in, especially in light of the black man who was shot in his apartment earlier this fall.
“It’s kind of hitting me again, thinking about the whole thing,” he said of his encounter. “It’s pretty sad, like you can’t be who you are in America.”
He also posted on his Facebook page: “I want to say thanks for all the love and support, it is really hitting me a little bit more now, but I most say I will turn this negative into a positive Future for the world I influence, & don’t bash the women just send her positive waves of energy, and let’s be great people this our world & this message is to everyone of all ages/ races/ colors/! We only get one life so let’s make the most of it & be great, no time for negativity!”
This is the latest of many similar racial profiling incidents that have been filmed in recent months, which include a man who called the police on a mom at her neighborhood pool, two men who were arrested for sitting in Starbucks, and a woman who called the police on a black babysitter watching two white kids.