A 17-year-old boy, Anthony Dwight, has sued his biological parents for giving birth to him as white, claiming that the skin colour has brought him nothing but suffering.
Anthony Dwight while speaking with newsmen, said: “Isn’t there enough white people on this planet already? Haven’t we inflicted enough suffering, racism and oppression in this world?”
According to his lawyer, Robert Hoffman, Anthony Dwight has suffered symptoms of depression, severe psychological distress, suicidal tendencies due to what Robert calls “the burden of white privilege.”
Robert Hoffman while speaking with the judge said: “My client did not choose to live this kind of life. Why would he have to carry the burden of hundreds of years of slavery and racism all because his parents had the selfish desire to bring another white child into this world.”
“Because of the level of psychological distress of my client, we ask that his parents pay for all necessary expenses to change his racial status, including skin colouring treatments.”
Anthony Dwight has requested that his parents should be responsible for paying an amount of $20,000 which he plans to use for changing his skin colour to dark black. He also plans to change his name to Jamal Freeman.
Anthony’s parents, however, said they are in shock seeing that their son had sued them. His mother pleading on camera said: “We just want to end this nonsense and we want him to come back home. We love you whatever the colour of your skin.”