Michael Jackson’s niece was the victim of a hate crime that left her seeking medical attention from stab wounds.
Joe Jackson’s 25-year-old granddaughter Yasmine was reportedly hunted and stabbed multiple times by a racist woman who was hurling racial slurs at her. According to Yasmine, who had to get several stitches at the hospital, the unidentified woman chased her with a knife and stabbed her seven times while yelling that she was a “ni**er” during the assault.
Yasmine shared a graphic look at her face after the stab wounds to social media, along with a detailed account of the incident and a plea for the public’s help to get the white attacker to incur appropriate charges. “I was stabbed 7 times right by my house because ‘I’m a ni–er,'” Yasmine wrote. “This woman chased me down and started stabbing me. She said it’s because I was a ni**er and that’s all I could hear while I was being stabbed. I can’t move my neck at all. I’m scared to be alone.”
Yasmine, who is a practicing nurse, also explained that people seemed reluctant to help her at first, but she was relieved when they finally did. “I asked people to help me because she was stabbing me and nobody helped. Until someone did, actually a few people did & I am thankful for you. I pray to God that if you have any kind of hatred in your heart towards black people that you heal it,” she said. “I didn’t deserve this, nobody does. Oh & btw I’m still f**king proud to be black.”
In light of the recent brutal murder of George Floyd, tensions among races are high, and everyone is amped up in the fight against racism and inequality. Yasmine asked her followers to help her get the justice she deserves following the white assaulter being booked on a meager charge of felony battery with a deadly weapon. Though it was quite clearly a hate crime based on the attacker yelling “Ni***er!” that seemed to have slipped under the mat along with attempted murder charges.
“Please help me,” Yasmine implored. “They only are charging her with a felony battery with a deadly weapon. I feel like she deserves attempted murder and also this is a HATE CRIME. SHE CALLED ME A NI**ER & THERE ARE WITNESSES,” she wrote.
Yasmine’s mother is Joe Jackson’s daughter Joh’Vonnie Jackson who was reportedly close with her dad but not the rest of his side of the family. Joh’Vonnie took to social media to share an image of her daughter’s bra, which was soiled with blood from the hate crime. “Look what this Woman did to my daughter @yasminejackson_ she tried to kill my daughter for being Black,” she wrote. “My daughter has a good heart and has dedicated her time as a nurse to help others. She did not deserve this! F**k anyone who has enough hate in their heart to want to do this to anyone!”
Only in this bizarre country does a white woman hunt and stab a black woman and get to call her “ni**er” without it being acknowledged as a hate crime or an attempt to murder. We hope Yasmine gets the justice she deserves here and that the protests and organizations pooling together can actually make a difference and incite longlasting change.