Posted on September 28, 2021

White Woman Accused of Telling Black Couple to ‘Stay in Their Hood’ Is Fired

Jackie Salo, New York Post, September 27, 2021

A white woman who allegedly threatened to call police on a black couple in a Brooklyn dog park — while telling them to “stay in [your] hood” — has been fired from her job, her former employer said.

Emma Sarley, who was identified by the other dog owner, Frederick Joseph, as the woman filmed in the confrontation in McCarren Park in Williamsburg, had worked for the virtual conference software platform Bevy, according to her deleted LinkedIn page.

“@BevyHQ has zero tolerance for discriminatory behavior of any kind. Yesterday an employee engaged in behavior contrary to our values and has been terminated. We apologize deeply to all involved,” CEO Derek Andersen wrote on Twitter on Sunday.


Joseph had claimed that the woman had confronted him and his fiancée as they were leaving the dog park Saturday.

“At the dog park in Brooklyn with my fiancé and this white woman was threatening to call police and told us to ‘stay in our hood’ because she had our dog confused with another dog who had been barking loudly,” Joseph wrote on Twitter.


Joseph’s video did not capture what led up to the confrontation.