In the latest installment of white women policing black people, Hilary Thornton emerges front and center. The Missouri resident now referred to as #HallwayHilary was filmed prohibiting, D’Arreion Toles, a black man she didn’t recognize, from entering his condo inside the building they both reside in.
“To be a black man in America and come home,” Toles wrote on Facebook with the video. “Women tries to stop me from coming into my building because she feels insecure because she don’t feel that I belong, never really thought this would happen to me, but it did!”
Toles said police arrived at his door about 30 minutes after the encounter. “I was shocked this is America in 2018!”
During Thornton’s sit down with a local Fox News affiliate, she said she was following instructions given to all residents. “When I noticed an individual that I did not know here, my only thought was to follow directions I had been given by condo association board members repeatedly; and that’s to never allow access to anyone that you don’t know,” she said.
Thornton took those words to heart and reportedly followed Toles to his door, which he had a key for. She also alleges that he forced himself into the building, but that part was not captured on video. Thornton has since been fired from her position at Tribeca Luxury Apartments and said she now receives death threats.
“That’s false and heartbreaking,” Thornton said. “Those are words that cut deep.”