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8/19/14 re LATINO BULLYING INCIDENT

8/19/14 re LATINO BULLYING INCIDENT

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Then I cracked my door open and slowly swung it outward, always careful NOT to hit the car next to me…so I always open the door gently and slowly…this time it stopped short..I looked and noticed a young Latino woman was standing there…the door had touched her backside. I immediately pulled the door back and said, “Sorry” and waited for her to get in the car.
Then I cracked my door open and slowly swung it outward, always careful NOT to hit the car next to me…so I always open the door gently and slowly…this time it stopped short..I looked and noticed a young Latino woman was standing there…the door had touched her backside. I immediately pulled the door back and said, “Sorry” and waited for her to get in the car.

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8/19/14 INCIDENT REPORT SO I found a place to park at a 99 cent only store, where I periodically stock up on basic supplies (canned food, pasta, toothpaste, sometimes fruits &
veggies etc…typically the same items for less than you pay at ralphs et al)…this is in Glendale on the edge of
Burbank. After parking, I sat in my car for a moment listening to a story on the radio. Then I cracked my door open and slowly swung it outward, always careful NOT to hit the car next to
me…so I always open the door gently and slowly…this
time it stopped short..I looked and noticed a young
Latino woman was standing there…the door had
touched her backside. I immediately pulled the door back and s
aid, “Sorry” and waited for her to get in the
car. She got in the car, but her latino boyfriend apparently decided to turn this small nothing into an incident. First, he reached over to her and rubbed her back and
said, “Are you ok?” Then he got out of the driver‟s
seat and walked around the car, suddenly so
 
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chivalrous, and shut the door for her. He apparently decided to take as much time as he could while I
waited to get out…finally, I said, “Can I get out?”
 
And that‟s when he decided to turn up the vo
lume.
“What‟s your problem, man?” he yelled. …and from there I can‟t remember the exact words or sequence of
conversation but I knew that he was immediately turning this into a race issue. If I had been latino, this
wouldn‟t have been an issue at all. He s
tarted repeating the F word over and over towards me.
I just stood there…at one point I said something like “DO you think I‟m scared because I‟m a white boy?” .
He kept trying to get louder, apparently tring to draw attention.I continued to stand there, waiting for him to move. He moved closer and bumped his chest against
me. I couldn‟t resist saying, “Why are you bumping up against me? Are you gay or something?” That
fueled his fire.
Then a few guys came walking over…two black guys,
and two white guys. The latino guy immediately assumed the black guys were on his side for some
 
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reason. I didn‟t think latinos & blacks considered
themselves one with each other. One of the white guys
took my side. I wasn‟t sure about the other white guy.
The latino guy said
, “I‟m just as American as you are..I was born here..” . I said, “I didn‟t say anything about you not being American…” . It didn‟t matter.
This was about him being brown and seeing me as
“white.” I knew that immediately. Had I been Latino,
he would have never even gotten out of the car and
made an issue. Maybe they thought they could “shake me down”…play hurt…start a lawsuit against a “white rich guy.” The problem is they didn‟t think it through. If I was a “white rich guy” would I be shopping at 99 cen
ts only? So this little charade continued for a while. I asked the
white guy to get store security because I said I wasn‟t
going to leave my van until this guy drove
away…thinking he might do something to my car if I
walked into the store. He kept demanding an
“apology” to „his woman” .
 

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