Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hateful people

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!


Kate said...

A friend of mine is in an interracial marriage and it's depressing to hear some of the comments people have made to her and her husband. You'd think by now attitudes would have moved on.

PJ said...

i'm afraid that it is never going to change as long as the adults keep brainwashing their children with their ignorance. sad that this still exists in the 21st century.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. How could one human be so mean to another human?

Pj is correct, this comes from the top - our parents. Parents get to start teaching love and appreciation for everyone!

Color shouldn't be anything other than a description of a rainbow or pretty flower.

Sara said...

It is very sad that those things still happen.

joytoy said...

Hi, I was married with american guy too. Most of the time, I encountered people who look at me as if I'm an alien. Its really sad but I dont mind them anymore. I know I marry my husband in good faith. Its just sad that there are people who are bad and racist.

Web-Betty said...

It was very odd for me to move to the south, after having lived in Denver all of my life. I'd heard of racism, even seen hints of it from time to time. Nothing, however, prepared me for the ignorance and stupidity that still prevails in the south.

It's a sad, sad thing and I worry that my kids are receiving the wrong messages. I can teach them that we are all beautiful, but unfortunately, they still have outside influences, like school.

Robin said...

As much as things have improved over the years there will still always be those who are racists. It's unfortunate. I've travelled extensively in the United States and it still amazes me when I see examples of discrimination based on race.