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Thread: Bus rider tells woman in scarf "ICE should take your kids away"

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    Veteran Member bajisima's Avatar
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    Bus rider tells woman in scarf "ICE should take your kids away"

    It seems everyday is another story like this.

    A woman wearing a Muslim head scarf on a New York transit bus going to Staten Island was subject to racial taunts from another passenger, according to a video posted to social media.

    In the 30-second video, which begins and ends in the middle of the incident, a woman who identifies herself as Ashley tells the man recording on his cell phone: "I'm getting into a fight with some Muslim chick because she has an attitude. She thinks she has rights that she doesn't have." Marco Lao, who posted the video to Twitter and YouTube on Tuesday, said the woman in the head scarf had trouble getting her stroller on the bus and the other woman yelled at her.

    The screaming woman began to spew Muslim stereotypes, and told the woman in the head scarf that "ICE should take her kids away," he said.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/12/us/mt...rnd/index.html

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    Similar case: "Go back to your country"

    Maybe it has to do with Trump...

    But, I know in Russia, for example, they have long had often violent incidents on public transit, especially buses and trolleys

    It's just a stressful environment overall. And, over there, you got people who are fucking drunk too...

    I don't know... Trump DID make bigotry kinda mainstream again, here, in North America. That's totally on him...
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    What an a-hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    What an a-hole.
    People have been jackasses forever.

    Now the abundance of I-phones provide swelling opportunities to capture/sensationalize the moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Maybe it has to do with Trump...
    I cannot imagine where this idea comes from...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    I cannot imagine where this idea comes from...
    Well, again, he has made that sort of language and behavior sort of acceptable again. I believe so. So, he is, in part, to blame, yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Well, again, he has made that sort of language and behavior sort of acceptable again. I believe so. So, he is, in part, to blame, yes.

    It's true that there have always been assholes among us, but Trump has certainly created an environment which makes them feel far less need to remain closeted in public.

    Donald Trump, as President, has mainstreamed prejudicial hatred. It hasn't been this bad since back in the '60s.
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