Media around the world is hot to get any story demonstrative of abuse of Black people or any incident that can be labeled racial but is anybody talking about the other side of the story? Do you really believe that White people are the only one acting the fool?
A Black man pulls up to a fuel pump at a gas station, not quite up to the pump but blocking others access to the pump. A fella on a motorcycle pulls up behind him. The Black man screws around for a good 5 minutes, not even getting out of his car while checking the motorcycle waiting behind him. He then exits his car heading towards the gas station store,
The guy on the motorcycle, “Excuse me sir, are you going to be getting gas?”
The Black man, “Yes I am.” Sounding annoyed by the question.
At this point the motorcyclist has been both prevented access to the fuel pump due to the car parked blocking one end of the fuel island and also by the Black mans intent to buy gas so the motorcyclist couldn’t pull around the car and fuel without blocking the Black mans access to the pump. The motorcyclist went and found another available pump. A few minutes later the Black man returns to his car, climbs in and leaves without getting any gas.
Per the gas station clerk, “He didn’t want gas he just didn’t want to let you get gas, he was checking you the second you pulled behind him.”
Now this is as racial as it can get. This Black man was obviously a mature educated Black man who knows right from wrong. But still he chose to intentionally prevent the motorcyclist access to the fuel pump. The guy on the motorcycle did nothing to be treated poorly by the Black man, except the color of his skin. The motorcyclist was white.
And the Black mans additional offense was towards the employees of the gas station, of which most are Black. What makes this Black man believe that it is acceptable to block the fuel island preventing the gas station selling fuel in any case. The employees make their living off selling fuel, that’s what they do. How many people tried to get gas but because of this gent chose to go elsewhere. What gives this guy the right to affect the employees jobs and income? Regardless his belief, the food chain of the station feeds more Black people than he intends to do.
Most annoying in this case is the fact that had the reversal of races taken place, the media and every Black person for blocks around would have been all over this berating the White guy for things he had never even heard of. But because the guy was Black it is acceptable conduct? NO, it is not! And you cannot cry racism when it happens to you. If you want to be treated equal, treat others equal. Anything other is “you the problem!”
Face it folks, there are those amongst us that believe that the way to deal with one-another is to see who gets over on who. We need to mature beyond this and grow beyond treating people in any way based on the color of their skin. It really isn’t that hard to do.