Who knew that big young jigaboos like Jayden were so fragile and sensitive. Read the story. You’ll see. It’s so bad he doesn’t want to go to school.
At first, Tim Benner thought it was just a break-in. He found his furniture trashed, computers stolen and walls spray painted.
But three hours into the police investigation, officers alerted him to a message written on the wall in his daughter’s room. Someone had spray-painted “N–ga lover” in large letters.
“I was pretty shaken up. I sat down on the bed and cried. I’m still in shock,” said Benner about the incident, which occurred on Feb. 15. “It was a big decision to show [my daughters] this. This has to be brought out and brought forward to let my kids know this is not right.”
Someone who knows the kids
Benner said whoever wrote the racist message knows his family or his daughter, Ruby, 16. It happened in broad daylight and over the course of 45 minutes, according to Benner.
The family lives on a farm outside Port Colborne, which is near the Welland Canal on Lake Erie in the Niagara Region about 147 kilometres south of Toronto. Because of a long, unpaved laneway, the house is not visible from the road.
“It’s obviously somebody that knows my kids,” Benner said. He told CBC Toronto he’s “dead set” against racism and hate crimes like this one.
“Otherwise, she would not be dating a black boy,” he said
That boy is Jayden Hannigan, 15. Ruby and Jayden, both in Grade 10 at Lakeshore Catholic High School in Port Colborne, have been going out for half a year.
“Some nights, she’s crying and I’m just trying to say it’s all right,” Jayden told CBC Toronto.
“I just think to myself not everyone is racist or not everyone thinks of me different, or her, because she’s dating a different colour,” he said.
“It’s hard to think about, to imagine who would do this,” said Ruby quietly through tears. “It’s crazy.”
‘They’ve robbed our family’
Jayden’s mom, Shannon Hannigan, is worried the incident will affect her son for a long time to come.
“He doesn’t want to go to school. He doesn’t want to go to hockey. He doesn’t want to leave my house,” she said. “That’s not fair to a kid who should be worried about what he’s doing Friday night, what video game he wants to play.
“That’s not Jayden. They’ve done something to his psyche. They’ve taken my innocent child and made him into something he’s not. They’ve robbed my family.”
Ruby, we all hope you enjoy your mudshark sunglasses.
Poor Jayden. Such a sensitive lad. We cry for you, muh nigga.