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White Jogger Throws Homeless Black Man’s Possessions Into Lake (VIDEO)

As if going through extreme financial strife isn’t enough, a White jogger from Oakland, California, dismantled the encampment of a homeless man named Drew and tossed his possessions into a nearby lake.

The unidentified jogger was confronted by passersby for destroying the possessions and he was called out for trashing the lake, according to AJ+.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf condemned the jogger as well, saying, “It’s not appropriate to take someone’s belongings, it’s not appropriate to trash out beautiful Lake Merritt.”

Coincidentally, the park near Lake Merritt is the same area a White woman called police on a Black family for barbecuing.  

Since the video went viral, Oakland residents have provided Drew with new clothes and blankets.

“I’m appreciative for it. I’m still smiling you know?” Drew said about the donations.

Check out this video, created by AJ+.

Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.