So much for positive race relations at Richland 2!!!
Shortly before the beginning of the executive session, and before the board members took their seats, I was speaking with two men and one male student. I noticed a black woman seated in the first row. I'm a nice guy, not racially biased, and I stepped over in front of her and said, "Hello, I'm Gus Philpott."
WW III started. She said, very loudly, "I KNOW WHO YOU ARE! DON'T TALK TO ME! GET AWAY FROM ME!"
I immediately stepped back. I was shocked. Who would respond to a polite Hello like that?
I have to write up a statement for the Sheriff's Dept.
An R2 security officer told me it was Mrs. Davis who yelled at me.
Security Chief Marq Claxton put me on Trespass and ordered me off school property.
Stand by for News. (You remember Paul Harvey; right?)
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I have filed a report with the Richland County Sheriff's Department about tonight's reaction by Mrs. Davis.
I'm not going to put all the details here - yet.
In the meantime I seem to have joined the Trespass Club, which means I cannot be on any Richland 2 property. I'll get the "infamous" letter in a few days.
I expect Baron Davis to stand up for me and against his wife. An apology won't be enough, but it would be a start. Sure hope that doesn't cause him another health event. Could she yell like that at him?