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Whoever you are and whatever you happen to be doing today, if you're alive and free and reading this, your day is better than the day the Black guy in this video had.

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Because I'm certain you did not…

1. Lose a fight

2. Lose a fight, run away from the person you lost the fight to, and have him catch you and beat you up some more

3. Lose a fight, run away from the person you lost the fight to, and have him catch you and beat you up some more…while in front of an audience

4. Lose a fight, run away from the person you lost the fight to, and have him catch you and beat you up some more…while in front of an audience…and on tape

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5. Lose a fight, run away from the person you lost the fight to, and have him catch you and beat you up some more…while in front of an audience…and on tape…and the police show up

6. Lose a fight, run away from the person you lost the fight to, and have him catch you and beat you up some more…while in front of an audience…and on tape…and the police show up…and subdue, tackle, and cuff you while having a polite conversation with the guy who just kicked your ass

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Yup, nobody's bad day is beating his. He officially wins bad day Bingo. Which, in a way, is a fitting analogy for being Black in America. You won't always win bad day Bingo. But the odds are in your favor.

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a columnist for GQ.com, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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