A black Broadway actor said that he was assaulted by a white Nevada woman who repeatedly yelled the n-word at him.
Elijah Ahmad Lewis, who lives in New York and is an ensemble member in “Motown the Musical,” was in Reno to perform the show when he said the stranger began yelling at him, charged him and hit him on the neck.
A video he posted to Facebook on Tuesday night shows what happened after he pulled out his phone, as the woman walks away saying the n-word.
“Do not record my you f—ing n—-r,” she said.
The unidentified woman continued insulting Lewis as he followed her for about a minute, later turning and walking towards him as she said the racial slur over and over again.
Lewis, who said that he was not seriously injured, said in his video that the woman began swinging at him again.
He added that he posted the incident online in part to show that the alleged assailant was fairly young, and that racism does not occur just among old people.