Living in the south, you come to expect certain behaviors from people that wouldn't happen elsewhere. Tonight was no exception.
I went to pick up my pizza from Pizza Hut. While I was waiting, I noticed some of the people sitting around the dining room. The booth closest to me had this very stereotypical looking redneck looking group of guys. They seemed to be fixated on this nice couple sitting across the room near the window.
At first I was thinking, they were just uncomfortable with their PDA, but then it turns out the couple received their order before the rednecks. Whether this was true or not is not to my knowledge, but all hell broke loose!
The guys got up, walked towards the table and cornered the African American guy. One of them started eating their pizza. I think I saw another spit in their beverages. I'm not sure what was said, but the couple got up, said something to the manager and left.
Next thing I know, a whole slew of police officers come in and escort the guys out of the restaurant. I know it's not good to assume, but I can only assume this was some sort of race crime.
How pathetic is that? This couple couldn't even enjoy their date because of some closed minded racists who don't approve of the mixing of races. They were just looking for an excuse to start some stuff.
I for one, don't care about such things. If you turn us all inside out, we're all pink...except those that have black insides from smoke or something...lol
We like to say that we're a progressive country, and that race relations have come along way. Sure, they have, but there are still those stuck in the old ways and pass their ignorance down to their children. It's a sad cycle.
This was just a sad scene. Being in an interracial relationship myself, I hope that I don't have to deal with this kind of thing in the future. I may be a calm guy, but in this circumstance, I don't know if I'd be able to contain my anger.
Some people can be so hateful!
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