A man who posted a short clip of a woman whom he accused of acting racist against him has a long history of making such accusations for the media attention it gets him and who has 100,000 followers got the woman fired based on a video clip in which she did not do or say anything racist.
Frederick Joseph, who took the video and made the allegation, wrote a book titled “The Black Friend: On Being A Better White Person.”
He also claims that he was a campaign surrogate for both Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. But mostly what he wants to be is an internet personality and a social justice warrior, even if he has to make it up apparently.
The video he made of an encounter with Emma Sarley, who was fired from her job after she was identified as the woman in the video. But, in the video, she did neither say nor do anything that could be construed as being racist.
He seems to target white women solely, probably because if he falsely accused a man, he would get his lights punched out. His social media accounts are full of accusations of white women being racist towards him without a single shred of evidence.
I don’t deny that there are racists out there, black ones as well as white ones, but if you make an accusation, you shouldn’t have some evidence. He apparently doesn’t.
Hem identified the woman, doxxed her, and then contacted her boss, who fired her despite the fact he was not presented with any evidence whatsoever. My fondest wish is that she sues both Joseph and her former employer. I hope she collects a small fortune.
His allegations have caught media attention before, too. In 2020, Joseph and his family stayed at an Airbnb property and then claimed the house was full of “seemingly satanic items and stuff for witchcraft rituals,” including “imagery, candles, books, etc for rituals and what looked like devil worship.”
Motherboard participated in a video call with the owner of the house who walked them through the home and pointed out the items Joseph claimed were satanic. In reality, they were just “art books and kitschy objects.” The “ritualistic markings” on the basement floor were, in reality, just paint smudges.
Even the Church of Satan discredited Joseph’s claims, calling them “thrift store curiosities & hot topic kitsch, not evidence of satanic rituals.”
During a BLM riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Joseph called for the burning down of the Kenosha Police Department.