A Lil Positivity: Father Of Two Stands Up For Black Teenager Who Was Bullied And Called Racial Slurs By Three White Men

- By Bossip Staff

This man is a hero.

White Father Defends Black Teen

Everyday there is a story about an unarmed black kid being harmed or killed in a racial dispute. Nice to hear this man stood up for this boy.

According to Mail Online

A heroic father-of-two who suffered fractured facial bones after he was brutally beaten for standing up for a bullied 14-year-old boy said he would do it again despite his extensive injuries.

Wen Jones, a 43-year-old former Marine from Jupiter, Florida, was at the beach on May 19 when he saw Zion Wright being picked on by three older men.

When he told them to back down, the trio – Cody Moore Roon, Tyler Dylan Carswell and Eric Michael Deiter, all 20 – allegedly attacked. The men have now been arrested.

Mr Jones suffered a concussion and a fracture under his eye which needed surgery and he was left with stitches over his face. Still, he said he’d do the same again.

‘I’m not happy to have been injured pretty severely, but at the same time, I ask myself, would I do it again?’ he asked the Sun Sentinel. ‘You know, it was the right thing to do, so I probably would.’

Police reports note that the three men had been bullying Zion, an amateur competitve skateboarder, and his friends earlier that day.


As well as kicking sand at him, his father, LeRoy Wright Jr., told the Sentinel that they used racial slurs against the boy, who is black. Police have not charged them with a hate crime.

Later the same day, the men continued to harass the teenagers outside the restrooms and when Zion’s father arrived and saw them, he told them to leave.

Instead, the men failed to back down and Jones walked past the scene and saw the trio troubling the father and his son.

‘I couldn’t stand there and watch this older guy and kid get beaten up,’ Jones said.

So he approached them and told the men to calm down – but they then turned on him.

‘I got tangled up with one the biggest guys and he beat me in the back of the head until I was unconscious,’ he said. ‘When I came to, I was being beaten in the face.’

As police arrived on the scene, the three men ran away but witnesses helped track them down. Some also recorded the attack on their cell phones and have handed footage over to authorities.

Thank God for people like him.


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