Below is the eyewitness account of a friend of mine, a person I trust. It's upsetting and obnoxious and unacceptable.

I wasn't there. The other guy could have done something very rude or awful, but really that's kind of besides the point of what I want to talk about.

I will never understand why people have the drive to divide themselves from each other, or to solve their "problems" with hate. If the other guy was a jerk, then he's a jerk. The color of his skin is of no consequence to any intelligent or properly raised individual. If you disagree, then congratulations, you're a racist.

It's never okay to use that awful word like that. It comes from a time when people were viewed as the property of other people. When violence towards them was not only ignored, but written into law. It is vile, and if you use that word, you are vile, too.

I don't care what side of the political debate you fall on, hiding behind a president is completely the stupidest thing ever. Do you think Trump is going to send in the goons to help you will your grocery store dispute? I seriously doubt it. I think this guy inflated his own importance in this situation. Trump is busy doing Trump things; I guarantee he doesn't have time for your nonsense. Also, he's the president, not a dictator. Regardless of whatever dark internet cultures have popped up, I don't think the guy wants to harm anyone just for sassing a guy at a Lubbock Walmart.

I understand frustration. I understand people are angry and struggling and that anxiety and fear is at a fever pitch right now. But at the end of the day, we must live with each other. And the best thing we can do to help ourselves is to help each other.

Seek understanding. Make some friends that are different from you. And calm the hell down; it's just a squabble at a store. Congratulations on not having real problems.

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