Customers silent as woman called ‘ni**er’ ‘b*tch’ at Starbucks
A Seattle University dean witnessed customers who “sat silently” as this woman was verbally abused.
Dr. Bob Hughes said that he was catching up with a fellow administrator at a local Starbucks when he felt liquid on his right hand that later turned out to be spit from a man who called his friend a “f*cking n*gger bitch.”
“That’s right, f*cking n*gger bitch,” Hughes recalled the man repeating before walking out the door.
“I turned to my colleague and asked if she knew the young man,” Hughes wrote. “She had never seen him. He went outside and stood at the window yelling more comments that we could not hear and finally walked away down the street…
“Everyone else at the café sat silently or went on with their business. In a truly post-racial world, that would not be how things work,” he insisted. “In a post-racial world, that kind of violation would mobilize every person in that space to actively resist an assault on two people – an assault that happened because of our race and because of the gender of my colleague.”