City to Black Businessman: Prove You're Black Before You Get Our Business
Detroit businessman Jerome Morgan grew up as an African American. He has the memories of racial slurs to prove it.
But now the city of Detroit has accused him of lying about his race.
"I was born a minority. I lived a minority since the date of birth," he told WDIV-TV. "This is the way they're going to treat a Detroit-based business? A minority that's trying to stay in the city and operate?"
In Detroit, business owners can receive preferred status as a minority owned company. Morgan has been doing business in Detroit for years. Now, the city is asking him to submit a birth certificate showing who is parents are and what their race is.
"It's very offensive when a minority doing it to a minority," said Morgan.