Screenshot: Daily Haze“You’re standing on public property, ma’am. This is not public property,” starts the now-viral #BrooklynBecky video. The 19-year-old white woman of Puerto Rican heritage, who uses the name “Bella” on social media, directed her confused statement to Darsell Obregon, as she called the police on her.
Why did Brooklyn Becky alert the authorities? For Obregon’s very serious crime of standing in her doorway during a rainstorm, and waiting for an Uber while being perceived (incorrectly, according to Obregon) as a black woman.
“She’s pretty old to be doing this” Bella says. “Heavy set. I would consider that.”
Bella wears what has come to seem like a uniform for urbane white women: floral yoga pants, which, imply a feminine, upper-class athleticism; a nondescript white tank top cropped with a knot and bare feet for full-fledged carefree white girl authenticity.
She ends her description of Obregon with one signifier: “Black.” At this point, Bel..