Worst White Man in America Tosses Homeless Black Man’s Belongings Into a Lake

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I thought it would take at least a month to find a white man worse than Aaron Schlossberg, the New York City lawyer captured on film threatening to call immigration on people speaking Spanish at a café. But America is nothing but ambitious, and somehow it managed to produce someone who undoubtedly saw what Schlossberg did and said, “Hold my beer!”

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In Oakland, Calif., a shirtless and bearded white man decided, for whatever reason, to table his jogging routine just so he could throw a homeless man’s belongings into a nearby lake.

Please watch this video, captured by Facebook user JJ Harris and shared by AJ+, to see America at its whitest.

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I’ve been wondering, since watching this video, what an appropriate punishment for this yet-to-be-named person would be. He clearly didn’t care about the cameras filming him and people watching him, so public shaming might not work the same way it did with Schlossberg.

I’ll just say this: If his ass were randomly kicked by a person who decided, for whatever reason, to randomly kick his ass, I would not be unhappy. I might even find that person and buy them a Naked Juice. And if I were asked to give a statement about said ass kicking, I’d say, “I do not advocate ass kicking, for there are better ways to resolve conflicts. Mediation, perhaps. Or competitive knitting. But I am not at all unhappy that that motherfucker got his ass kicked.”

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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kccomplainsalot
KC Complains A Lot

I mean, just look at the end of the video where the show the homeless man.

Still smiling, still upbeat. Had his shit thrown in the lake for no reason other than some white person feeling like it, and he can still bring himself to smile and be grateful for people dropping off new items for him.

It really does go to show you that it doesn’t matter what you have, it matters what type of person you are. One of these humans is an example of the worst of us, and one of them is an example of the opposite.

Guess which one is which.