Black Dude vs Bearded Man Bus Fight
Ok, so here’s the thing. Actually three things.
1. I like watching people fight. I won’t make apologies for my fascination with fisticuffs but I’m not proud of it either.
2. I hate when people actually do fight. Seriously, what’s the point? Even my desire to watch a beatdown doesn’t trump the display of one of the saddest aspects of the human condition – some people think that violence is the answer.
Now watch this video.
3. Bearded old man wearing a fanny pack completely whoops the younger man wearing a flannel shirt and cornrows (in my opinion, when it comes to lameness, cornrows plus a flannel is on par with a fanny pack); it makes for a great almost-safe-for-work laugh and is so deliciously internet-y but there’s so much wrong with this picture. The initial audio doesn’t make it clear how this conversation started so I don’t know who was in the wrong – something about shining shoes – but when the bearded man says “It doesn’t have to be a black man, it can be a Chinaman,” a little something inside of me died. White people, especially old ones, really need to stop trying to explain that they’re not racist. It’s not something to explain and can only be demonstrated in real life, kind of like creditworthyness or marital fidelity. Meanwhile, black folks need to stop being so sensitive because who has time to beef with every racist old coot, and men in general need to stop proving that they have larger cajones than the next guy. We already know that stupid beef can get you killed in the hood but dude should have known that saying the wrong thing to a white senior citizen (who is bigger than you are) could also lead to you needing an “ammalance.” Lesson learned.