A man says someone left a racist note on the windshield of his partner’s car after they used a handicapped spot at a Silver Spring shopping center.
D’Anthony White, 30, uploaded a picture of the note to Facebook. It included the N-word and said, “The only thing hadicap [handicap] on you is your brain you lazy n******.”
We went shopping today and parked in a handicapped space – made sure to display my placard. When we return to the car…
White is legally blind, but he does not typically use a cane or wear glasses. He said the note was left even though he displayed his parking placard. White was a passenger in the vehicle.
“My initial reaction was, ‘You don’t know if I have a disability or not. All disabilities are not visible,’ ” said White. “Just because you can’t see my disability, don’t make the assumption I don’t have one.”
In a post on his Facebook page, White explained how Sunday’s incident was not the first time he has encountered problems because of his disability.
“I try not to let any of the ignorance bother me too much – then they’ve won,” White said.