>> Tuesday, September 15, 2009
In the back were maybe ten or so black kids taking up that section of the car. There was no confrontation, just one or two of them talking loudly enough to make sure they’d be heard.I won't pretend to fathom the complex of mental and emotional pathologies that leads conservative white men to vocalize their fantasies about assaulting black kids. I suppose, though, it's a good thing that none of these frightening young men decided to whistle at a white woman.
Without resorting to the poor diction it was along the lines of, these are the people who think Obama is the anti-Christ. That McCain he wasn’t chit. Obama’s going to be president as long as he wants, so these people better get used to it, etc. It went on but not really to a level that was so loud, or so confrontational that it needed to be addressed.
We just ignored them without much trouble at all.
Yeah, they were technically thugs. But the reality was they were still wannabes really, pretty young, not that big, or many. And if the several adults there for 9/12 actually needed to do something about it, the kids wouldn’t have lasted very long.
....UPDATE. Shorter Dan Riehl: