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'Babysitting While Black:' White Woman Calls Police on Black Man Hired to Babysit Two White Kids (WATCH)

October 10, 2018

By Eyasu Delesa

A black man who was babysitting two white children was followed and then reported to police by a white woman who believed she saw "suspicious" behavior, The New York Times reports.

Corey Lewis, of Georgia, was hired to babysit the two children and noticed that the woman was following him at a Walmart parking lot. She tracked him to a gas station and then to his home, where he was questioned by police, according to the New York Times. 

The woman also asked Lewis if she could speak with one of the children, he says. 

Lewis livestreamed the encounter on Facebook live.

"This lady from Walmart harassed, followed, & called the cops on me. ALL because I’m black and have 2 white kids with me. ----," he captioned the video.

Lewis actually runs his own youth mentoring program and takes care of children most of the work week. 

“I felt like my character was being criminalized," he told The New York Times.

The woman who called the police has not been identified. 

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