It didn't take me much time to find a website full of anecdotes relating to racism. As I was reading them I just shook my head because this is what America has come to.
Source number 1:
"In 1982, when I was 13 years old, I wanted to go to a comic book store in a section of Brooklyn called Canarsie. At the time Canarsie was ethnic white working class. I got off at the bus stop and started walking to the comic book store. A car stopped and a man got out and yelled at me to get out of his neighborhood. I distinctly remember him telling me, “If I came to your neighborhood I would be jumped. mor eAs I walked away I turned back to look at him going into his car to get a stick or some kind of blunt instrument. I realized then that he wanted to make sure I never came back to his neighborhood again. He chased me down the street. While running I saw an elderly white woman and her black caretaker sitting outside. I ran towards them and the man turned around and walked away."
Source number 2 (me): I was shopping for back to school stuff with my Dad and my sister. My Dad all of a sudden whispered to us, half jokingly, that a lady was following us. I had heard of employees following black customers around the store, but I never thought it would happen to me. I later turned around and sure enough the store employee quickly stopped staring and picked an item up to "examine it". We rounded the corner, and there she was again! I don't think she expected us to be waiting for her because when she saw us she had that "I'm-busted" look on her face. She gave us a nervous forced smile and walked away.
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