Brad Boynton: Viral video shows Amazon manager calling Black delivery man the N-word

What made matters worse is that Nikolas Mayrant was fired by Amazon after being racially abused


                            Brad Boynton: Viral video shows Amazon manager calling Black delivery man the N-word
In the video that has gone viral on social media, the man identified as Brad Boynton was seen calling the Amazon employee the N-word (Reddit/ venusindocmartens)

A viral video of a Black Amazon employee being called the N-word by a White man while delivering his parcel has gone viral on social media. The short video shows the exact moment when Nikolas Mayrant was subjected to racial abuse by Brad Boynton, and which triggered outrage on social media. What made matters worse is that after the incident, Mayrant was fired from his job. 

The incident has sparked fury amongst social media users as many are not only lending their support to Mayrant but also demanding that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos do something about his firing. 

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What happened that day?

In the video, which was recorded via a Ring Doorbell, Boynton, also an Amazon employee, can be seen yelling at Mayrant while speaking on the phone with another Amazon colleague to complain about the delivery.

As per the latest reports, Mayrant said Boynton falsely accused him of breaking several Amazon policies, including allegedly parking his car incorrectly and walking across his lawn. However, Mayrant says he simply “park[ed] awkwardly on a narrow street” to avoid other parked cars.

"After waiting behind my van for no longer than 20 seconds, the individual slammed the door in my face whilst I was trying to deliver his package to him," Mayrant said of Boynton. He added that Boynton had started taking pictures of him.

By the end of the video, while still on the phone with his Amazon colleague, Boynton can be heard repeatedly calling Mayrant the N-word.

It was Mayrant’s sister, Heather Rose, who posted the video on her Instagram and called the incident “heartbreaking.” She detailed what exactly happened that day, telling the story from her brother's point of view. 

"I know racism is still alive, mean I see it all the time on the internet & it hurts me then, but it’s a little more heart breaking & shocking to see when it’s my blood brother. Anyone who knows my brother knows he is the most quiet person & stays to hisself! Yesterday while on the job for @amazon he was delivering a package to this man in Cornelius, Carolina. He begun to take pics of my brother and calling Amazon filing a complaint. We later found out it was Because the man didn’t like the way he parked his @amazon truck," she said in the Instagram post. "My brother asked him why the pictures, because it’s never happened to him. So as he’s on the phone with his Amazon colleague friend (who thought it was acceptable to call him a N-g** as well) He begins to curse him out & call him a N-g**multiple times. My brother was FIRED from his job for askin the guy why the pics & walkin on his grass after he called him a N-g**. I don’t know what to do in this case. I’m just so happy my brother decided to keep walkin & didn’t lash out. He probably wouldnt be here to today over an Amazon package!!! So I’m askin y’all to point me in the right direction of people who could help. My brother is now out of a job with a brand new car and apartment! I’ve called Amazon 100 times making a complaint, I’m asking that you do the same. Or tell me something better I can do!!!"



 

Who is Brad Boynton?

Boynton, coincidentally, is also an Amazon employee based in Cornelius, North Carolina. According to his now-deactivated LinkedIn profile, he works as the program manager at Amazon’s Transportation Services. In the viral video, one can see Boynton on the phone as he goes on to verbally attack Mayrant when he was delivering the former’s package. 

According to a GoFundMe campaign, which has now been taken down, Mayrant reportedly said, "After waiting behind my van for no longer than 20 seconds, the individual slammed the door in my face whilst I was trying to deliver his package to him."

Outrage 

Many people started sharing their anger and disappointment online, with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump also weighing in on the situation. He tweeted, "This is unacceptable! A Black Amazon driver was FIRED from his job after a neighborhood resident called him racial slurs & harassed him while taking photos of him. Why was this young man terminated when he was the victim of this shameful harassment?"



 

One user pointed out, "So apparently Brad Boynton of #Amazon likes to refer to Black people as the n word and get fellow #Amazon employees fired. That's not very kind. Seems like #Amazon fired the WRONG person." Another angry user wrote, "@amazon had thee NERVE to think it was ok for firing a black man after a white supremacist made a false complaint against him. @JeffBezos this isn’t the 1st time ur company exhibited blatant racism. I wish we’d stop supporting these companies who are against us. #BradBoynton".



 



 

Another upset user lashed out, "Good ol boys network at @amazon. Racist Brad Boynton called racist manager to have black delivery guy fired. How many other people have they done this to? Seems like a concerted endeavor to get rid of black people at Amazon. Brad and his accomplice manager need to be FIRED."



 

Many users had a suggestion for Amazon. "Amazon need to rehire this driver with a public apology and ban that man from their platform," one wrote. Another said, "@amazon @JeffBezos @AmazonHelp @awscloud wow is this what you guys condone????? Mr.Brad Boynton deserves to be let go from your company if he wants to address his colleagues as such! So nasty and rude !"



 



 

One user demanded to know, "@amazon when do you plan on firing Brad Boynton for being racist to your driver. Y’all silence is saying a lot!"



 

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