Terrible story. Unfortunately, far too common.
When my son attended primary school (in a predominantly yt area) there used to be a Congolese woman who also had a son attending the school. She also had a toddler son. I really tried (and succeeded in the end!) to befriend this woman as she was always on her own. sitting on the bench, just always on her own. Now I don't really have time for school run chatter, but you kinda make small talks with other parents (I was always using them for emergencies. Running late from work so could they pick up my little one - that sort of thing)
This woman was always dressed to the nines. Bright colours, elaborate hairstyles you name it, she had it - she really took care of herself and her kids were always smart and well behaved. It was because of her love of fashion, she let me in as I was always complimenting her, giving her London locations she may be interested in - she hadn't been in the UK for long. Beforehand, she would ignore any attempts of hello, would your son like to come to our home to play etc. I thought she was thoroughly stuck up but urm I persevered cos she was a sista, lol.
As time went on, she opened up and she told me a story that I will never forget. She was at the shopping mall in Essex (about 10 mins away from the school) with her two sons (one in a buggy) and about 8 yt young men approached her. They started to call her blk monkey, spitting on her, pulling her hair out. They physically pushed her then 6yr old son who was so distressed, he wet himself.
She said there were so many witnesses but not one person came to her aid. She said the whole crowd was a sea of yt people. She was screaming for help. Eventually the police turn up. Somebody must have taken pity and called them. When the policeman approached her, she was crying hysterically and the policeman started to roll his eyes, telling her to calm down or she would be arrested and to stop causing a fuss, that she wasn't hurt. This went on for a while. Every time she tried to talk, he would tell her to speak English (she did speak perfect English with an accent. The bastard) the guys had run off a long time after this and she was offered to go the station to make a statement.
She never did make that statement because of the ill treatment she received from the police. She had no trust in them at all.
She basically suffered a total breakdown and depression where she was in hospital for a while. She was battling some post-natal stuff before the incident and this was the final straw.
So obviously when I got to meet her, she had suffered all this that is why she kept herself to herself. I am glad I got to know her as over time, she would join us at the park with the kids etc. She never ever went shopping again, even when I would tell her it would be okay as I was with her.
Unfortunately I have lost touch with her as her boy left the school with no warning and her mob number disconnected. It's been so many years but I think about her and where she is now.
That was longgggggggggggggg
But yeah, this whole world is racist.