Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

I said, I’m NOT a Racist! (AC Transit Bus Fight)

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I’m sure most of you have already watched this video since its debut on the net a few weeks back, but I am trying to understand what this fight was really over? It’s obvious that this fight has everything to do with race, but was the old white man even being racist? The video shows the young black guy and the old white man having a casual conversation until the topic of “shining shoes” comes up. Shining shoes is historically known as something slaves used to do for their slave owners. The black fellow in the video took the race card extremely too far. After the older guy said he wasn’t trying to be racist, then the younger guy should have just dropped it right then and there. This video started off to be about race, but it ended up being about principle. There are tons of black people in this world, and the guys like the one in this video get treated just like they need to be treated. The race card shouldn’t be used at anytime. A lot of people like the guy in this video think that white people owe them something, so they can treat them any kind of way. No matter what race you are, disrespect is disrespect. There are so many closet racists in this world, that if someone actually told me they weren’t a racist, I’d take their word for it.


Written by rphilp88

February 28, 2010 at 4:40 am

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  1. Wow. Pretty serious video. Through a lot of inaudible babble, I feel like it was a lot of proving to each other that neither of them were racist until things exploded and eventually got violent. Unfortunately, I’m sure this sort of situation happens all the time and more often than not, someone gets hurt.


    March 1, 2010 at 7:32 am

  2. I dont quite understand what happened. Was the black offering to clean shoes or did the white guy just walk up to him and ask him to shine his shoes? If the black guy was offering to clean shoes then its not racist but if the white guy just came up to him out of all the people on the bus and asked him to shine his shoes that was very racist…


    March 4, 2010 at 1:01 am

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