It's official! Black people hate Lakeview!
Okay... maybe not all black people... but at least one black man has publicly declared his disdain for one of Chicago's most liberal neighborhoods.
Edwin "Gettin-my-shit-together" Ervin, a black man who claims he works in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, said he was physically assaulted by an "old ass white man" in Boystown.
The alleged racial incident happened Saturday, July 21, 2012, when the purported victim was leaving a neighborhood Walgreens.
According to a post on Ervin's personal Facebook page, an older white male purposely hit him with a bike, called him a thug, and told him to get out of Lakeview.
"I was coming out of Walgreens and this man had AMPLE room to walk on the sidewalk with his bike. The old white man shoved his bike into me then told me I don't belong in this neighborhood and then calls me a thug," said Ervin.
"I just want to say that I officially can't stand the Lakeview neighborhood. I wish I could put every racist person on an island and blow it up," added the obviously offended man.
Although Ervin never uttered a word about it during his July 23, 2012, posting -- in response to a discussion on the Take Back Boystown Facebook page -- Ervin later claimed the white man also called him a nigger.
"This past Saturday I was profiled by an old white man and was told to 'go back to where I belong you Nigger Thug,'" said Ervin.
When a Take Back Boystown contributor pointed out that Ervin never mentioned that the white man called him a nigger on his personal Facebook page, Erivn replied, "I don't have to lie to none of you. Yes i was called a nigger thug and i don't wear baggy clothes."