Episode 181 — Waiters & Chopsticks
Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:17 AM
Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:49 AM
Call in with your question, then. Or better yet, if you were jumped in a movie theater, call the cops or at least the theater management.
Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:44 AM
I knew no actual experience could ever cause you to step off the dogma bus for a minute
Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:19 AM
And did you alert the authorities? Did they take your claim seriously? Did the guy who punched you face consequences? Think any other black guys in the area got stopped and harassed because they "matched the description"? What did the other people in the theater do?
Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:53 AM
Basically I was on vacation in Memphis and at the theater with my friend. When the movie was over and we were leaving I heard someone behind me yell, "Hit the white boy! do it!" Then a fist hit me in the back of the head and three guys ran away.
I didn't call the cops because I wasn't hurt that bad and didn't want to waste my vacation talking to cops.
OBVIOUSLY if I had called the cops it would have been taken more seriously than if I had hit the guy who hit me, but that's another issue entirely.
Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:58 AM
Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:09 AM
As a weird kid, I can't tell you how many times I was punched, tripped, been in the middle of a keep-away game with my cap or backpack. It wasn't because of my race; it was because I was different and therefore an easy target.
So I can empathize with your situation, but I certainly can't sympathize with your belief that your situation is equatable to centuries of racial oppression. Also, your situation isn't as forehead-slappingly laughable as a "Give the Asian patrons chopsticks and the white patrons forks" restaurant policy.
Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:23 AM
And "wasn't hurt that bad and didn't want to waste my vacation talking to cops" kinda makes it sound like a passing inconvenience just sayin