Video Emerges of Manager of Pittsburgh Pizza Chain Brutally Beating Black Woman in Store

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Video footage surfaced Friday evening of a black woman inside Pizza Milano—a popular Pittsburgh-area pizza chain— being pushed, restrained, head-butted and tackled by a manager of the store, who then, while on top of her, slammed her head repeatedly into the floor.

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(Warning: The video is very graphic and disturbing.)

Equally disturbing is that Pizza Milano appeared to be busy—with numerous workers and customers (including the person taking the video)—and no one intervened until after the woman’s head was smashed into the floor.

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Of course, some people will look at this video and see that the manager was merely trying to contain a customer who was belligerent and might have been intoxicated, and question why this is a “race” thing. These people are dumb.

But if you are one of these dumb people, imagine for a minute if this was a woman who looked like Tomi Lahren. (Or any other white woman you wish to imagine.) Do you think the manager would have treated her with the same level of ferocity and venom?

(Also, if I need to ask you that question, I really don’t give a shit about your answer.)

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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thirdamendmentman
ThirdAmendmentMan

Normal response to customer not leaving store: call police.

Racist response to customer not leaving store: attacking them and slamming their head on the ground repeatedly.