Lily-White Woman Exposed as Subtle Racist During Gaffe with Good Samaritans

By Scott Salad

Published September 20th, 2015

Milkly's Honda Accord

ALBANY — Scores of concerned citizens trying desperately to alert a white woman that her car was on fire ran frantically after the speeding motorist who refused to pullover and stop in the downtown neighborhood through which she was passing.

“There were these huge flame shootin' everywhere,” said Benjamin Stackles, who was walking up Clinton Avenue when the incident occurred. “So I started chasing her, yelling 'Yo! Your car is on fire!'”

But rather than stop, Shannon Milkly, 23, of Averill Park, rolled her window up and acted as if she didn't notice him, Staples said.

“I could see her looking at me through the rear-view mirror. Then she took off, blew the red light at Henry Johnson Boulevard and was gone. I was like 'Damn!'”

Joseph Sweater was on his way to work when he noticed smoke billowing from the car next to him.

“I rolled down my window and started yelling, ‘Yo! Your car is on fire! Your car is on fire!’ But she just looked at me with this terrified expression on her face and sped away.”

Sweater said he chased after Milkly, but lost her after a few blocks due to his unflinching regard for adhering to all state and city traffic laws.

“I guess it's fine if you're a pretty little white girl running red lights around here, but if I got caught doing that, shit, I'd be assed-out at Rikers.”

Milkly, petite and fair-skinned, said she was on her way to Albany Law School when her catalytic converter over-heated and caught fire. Completely oblivious to the blaze, she said her main concern was “all the black people” running after her and yelling from street corners and passing cars.

“It was all very intense,” Milkly said. “I didn't know what was going on.”

Call logs show the third-year law student dialed 911 at the time of the incident. Though transcripts have yet to be released, sources told The Smudge the woman told police she believed she was caught in some sort of riot.

Milkly was taken to Albany Medical Center where people of all races, creeds and colors treated her for minor smoke inhalation. Doctors, however, said there was nothing they could do to cure the woman of her “deep-rooted racist tendencies.”


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