I've got a story to tell.
First of all;
Secondly, here we go.
Alright, so about an hour ago, my mum gave me a ride to subway in town, because I was craving a footlong. As we approached subway, we saw four guys a
little younger than me (late middle school or early high school) behind the building, hitting some guy who was lying on the ground with their
backpacks and skateboards.
I thought they might have been just random kids, acting stupid and playing around.
In fact, I was fairly certain that they were playing around. I'll be honest, I haven't been in my "alternative school" setting since I as sixteen,
which was three years ago, so I'm not entirely used to seeing fights anymore... not as much as I used to be. So, I was a bit too quick to assume that
the situation wasn't serious... it really caught me off guard.
Still, I got out of the truck and went into subway.
I interrupted the cashier and his customer, and told him that someone was being jumped out behind his building. I told him that I wasn't sure if they
were just playing around or not, and asked if someone could go check.
So, the subway guy went outside, and a moment later, the kids walked off, and an African American kid with a backpack came into the store, looking
pretty depressed. It didn't look like he was hurt very badly, but the expression on his face said it all. They really cut him down.
I stared at him as he was heading towards the door and leaving. I didn't mean to stare, but I think that was the moment when I realized that those
kids WEREN'T playing, and that kid actually DID get jumped.
I felt a little sick, and really felt like crap for not going out there and doing something about it myself.
So, when I got back to the truck, my mother and little sister told me that they saw the kids leaving the parking lot, and they were able to hear
The kids were laughing with each other, and one of them said something like "We whooped that (N-word)'s ass!"
And its not just the stupid hate crime that bothered me about this--but the back of this subway was FACING the main road, which means all those people
driving by on that big four-lane road were seeing this guy get jumped, and every one of them drove by like they hadn't seen anything.
Are you SERIOUS?
What is WRONG with people?