g under p wrote:
Oh Yeah, it's coming 4for shure!
Oh. It's already started.
Last week, my buddy walked in to a convenience store at the corner of the block on which he lives.
On the way out, he held the door open for a group of 4-5 young (early 20s) men in front of him.
As he walked out behind them (having held the door open for them, mind you) the last one in line in front of him turned around and said, "You got a problem?"
He responded, somewhat confused by the nonsensical response to having a door held open for you, "nah man. get out of here with that! i got no problem." ... he continued to walk back across the lot to his truck. He did say he turned around at one point, because he heard foot steps, and noticed one of the group following him, but he just assumed they were going to their own vehicle.
Instead, as soon as he closed the door to his truck, and was buckling his seat belt, he noticed his door was opening again. Next thing he "knew", he felt jarred, and temporarily dazed ... the shrimpiest of the four kids had opened his door and sucker-punched him in the left side of his face. ... then ran back to his group 15 feet away.
My buddy pulled his truck up, and said, "hey man. what the fuck was that? That's the most racist shit i've seen in my life. You just fucking punched me in the face for no reason. What the fuck?"
The response was, "You best get on out of here with that mess. You best go on, before it goes down."
The cops arrived after he called them, and LITERALLY told him, "you have no business shopping at that store. You should really NOT go back there again."
I have no doubt in my mind that this was racially motivated, and my friend was targeted simply for being a young, fit, white boy, in the "wrong place" ... and i'd bet dollars to donuts it was at least subconsciously motivated by the perceived injustice of the TM killing.