A California neighborhood has decked out their sidewalks with 'Black Lives Matter' murals and messages in chalk in solidarity with a mother and her three-year-old daughter after their BLM art was repeatedly erased by a white man.
In late July Manette Sharick and her three-year-old daughter Zhuri drew 'Black Lives Matter' in chalk on the sidewalk outside their Concord home for several days.
But by the following morning the word 'Black' was mysteriously erased.
One day Sharick's home security camera caught the culprit - a white man named Jim who poured water over the word to wash it away.
Sharick filmed the moment she confronted Jim as he used a water bottle to pour water on the chalk message and warned he'll continue to remove the word 'as long as she keeps on doing this.'
'I was only pouring across the word black because I believe all lives matter,' Jim said to KGO.
In late July Manette Sharick and her three-year-old daughter Zhuri drew 'Black Lives Matter' in chalk on the sidewalk outside their Concord, California home for nearly a week. But by the following morning the word 'Black' was mysteriously erased
One day Sharick's home security camera caught the culprit - a white man named Jim who poured water over the word to wash it away
She filmed herself confronting Jim after she caught him in the act of using a water bottle to wash away 'Black' in 'Black Lives Matter'. He said he didn't agree with it and claimed 'all lives matter', even though the movement is meant to heal and end systemic racism against black people
'I don’t care what nationality, sexual orientation or any of that, we are all human beings,' he added.
'I just wanted to teach my daughter that Black lives matter, Black culture matters, Black communities matter, and that we are the movement for Black lives,' Sharick, who is Black, told CNN. 'I was shocked that someone could be purposefully doing this. It hurt a lot, it made me extremely upset.'
In the clip Sharick films Jim as he's on a bike in front of her home in the act of drenching the chalk mural with water.
'Racist a**. You are racist and you’re on my camera too,' Sharick says. 'And I will call the police. Go! Go!'
'You can’t make me go,' he replied. 'You call the police and I’ll stay right here.'
'You come prepared with water bottles so you can erase