This snowflake is in my seat!

JR
Baltimore, MD

I am white and an Ashkenazi Jew. I was brought to this country by my refugee parents from Soviet Union when I was 18 with no preconceived notion about race or racism. I heard these words about 10 years later. They were shouted into a phone by a black man on Light Rail in Baltimore after I refused his demand to move from my seat. (I always offer my seat to elderly or disabled or women, but he was neither and looked fully capable)

 

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