Black Man Shot To Death Because He Didn’t Hold The Door For A White Woman

There are millions of clickbait titles floating around the internet. You may have opened this article just to assure yourself that a black man is not dead because he didn’t hold the door for a white woman: tragically, the family of the victim and witnesses are saying that is exactly what happened.

The killing was witnessed by Robinson’s best friend:

“The friend told [the murder victim’s daughter], her father got into an argument with a woman that was upset that a door into the McDonald’s was not held open for her. The woman notified a man she was with and that man pulled out a gun and shot Robinson.”

According to WJLA7, an ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. Mohammad Robinson was shot to death after an argument with a woman who was angry that he had not heard her ask him to hold the McDonald’s door. The angry woman informed a man she was with that Robinson had not held the door, and he took out a gun and killed Robinson. Killed him because he didn’t hold open the door for the white woman.

The victim’s daughter, 14-year-old Miniya Sampson, has been left with the gaping hole in her life that only losing a parent can leave. For the absolutely incomprehensible reason of not deferring to, and putting himself at the call of, a woman who felt she deserved his service.

“It was a stupid reason honestly, irrelevant. It doesn’t make any sense why would you actually take someone’s life over not opening a door.”

Sampson’s haunting words, after having her father torn from her life for no reason, none, chill to the bone. No human life should be taken so frivolously, but in this country, black men are slaughtered routinely. Leaving their families to pick up the pieces and try to create a new future without them because of a simple offense.

“It’s horrible. I want my dad back and you took him away from me!”

Robinson’s girlfriend, who didn’t want to be identified and his daughter both believe that there was a misunderstanding. They describe him as very respectful, especially to his elders, and believe that he didn’t hear the woman ask him to open the door.

This girl and Robinson’s other children will have to live with their father being killed over a misunderstanding.

According to Robinson’s girlfriend:

“He was the utmost respect for his elders. Yes, ma’am — no sir. He’s not confrontational even when we would argue he’d walk away.”

But it doesn’t matter really, if he didn’t hear, or if he straight up ignored her because he didn’t deserve to die for not opening the door. Period. AT ALL. Ever.

The man who shot Robinson has not yet been identified, but the fact is that this killing is beyond senseless, beyond inhumane, it is sick and depraved. It reeks of a hate crime. The comments beginning to filter in also reek of hate and stupidity as well.

There is no reason, no excuse, for this. No family should ever lose someone over something this trivial. This message, from a GoFundMe for funeral expenses, brings home the pain caused by this hateful act:

“I woke up to the most devastating news of my life my heart is broken.the love of my life was taken from me.
Mohammad was a loving caring hardworking father of 4 Nd [sic] step dad to 2 who did anything and everything he could to support his family . on the early morning of Sunday august 28th of the corner of las Vegas blvd and Pecos were he was shot multiple times his life sadly came to an end.
As I sit here trying to absorb this horrific news and put the broken pieces back together again for myself and family I worry how the future will play out from losing him and dealing with our youngest child who is currently hospitalized and suffering from a blood infection called sepsis at a young age of 3 months.
I cry out for help and ask if everyone can come together in such a time of need and help with emotional and finicial support with burial services I thank you all from the bottom of my heart Shea”

If anyone would like to help the family with funeral donations, click here.

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