A new viral video captured an older man repeatedly using the N-word as he ranted at somebody holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign.
Throughout his tirade, which lasted over 2 minutes, the older White man also screamed “All Lives Matter” several times in connection to vague allegations that an unnamed 21-year-old White woman was killed by an unnamed “Black guy.”
Racist man in Martinsville, Virginia confronts BLM protesters and says the n-word multiple times in front of a young child pic.twitter.com/TLX2Bphx1j
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) July 28, 2020
The video of the incident, which took place in Martinsville, Virginia according to the accompanying Twitter caption, appeared to begin after the original argument between the man and the sign holder was already in progress.
But the older man escalated things when he invoked the racial slur:
“What about the White girl that just got shot by f***ing ni**ers…right in the damn head because she said, ‘All Lives Matter?’ “
The Black Lives Matter demonstrator responded by calmly denouncing the use of the N-word and began to leave the situation.
The man then struggled to understand the problem until he used the N-word again to clarify. When the BLM demonstrator again admonished the term and pointed to a child nearby, the man stated.
“I’m sure she’s probably heard it in school. She’s probably heard worse in school.”
After a brief argument, the older man agreed to stop using the term.
Nonetheless, he continued to discuss that all lives matter, accused the demonstrator of having wrong facts and compared them to a “horse with blinders on.”
Finally, after the impasse continued for another whole minute, the man stormed off.
He issued a vague threat as he departed:
“Y’all’s time is coming!”
People on Twitter were at the ready with criticisms of the man’s rants and motivations.
#1. I’m assuming he’s referencing the girl in Indiana, where there’s still ZERO description of the person who shot her.
#2. When that shooter is found, you can guarantee that they’ll be arrested & tried… unlike the officers we KNOW killed #BreonnaTayor months ago.
— Russell Arch (@Russell_Arch) July 28, 2020
Why was this encounter even necessary? All the guy had to do was keep walking, go about his day. Instead, he spends time struggling for why using the n-word in front of a child is okay and butchering Breonna Taylor’s name. It’s not what I would call an afternoon well spent.
— Jessa Marie (@jmarieweston) July 28, 2020
When will people learn BLM doesn’t mean only BLM but BLM EQUALLY to all lives because rn black people r treated inferior to everyone else
— SkolViks (@BigMac74061) July 28, 2020
This is why racism is one of the ultimate manifestations of narcissism and hate. “She’s probably heard worse is school.” Racists are able to justify their actions and dismiss the impact on the world around them with an amazing lack of self-awareness, critical-thought, or empathy.
— Chris Kopyar (@ckopyar) July 28, 2020
Their explosive anger over a BLM sign is the very reason for the sign.
— Ellie (@LithiumCupcakes) July 28, 2020
As that last tweet laid out so succinctly, we can unfortunately expect more viral videos like this in the days, weeks, months and even years ahead.