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Today in post-racial America

Guys starts up his car. His stereo blares some hip-hop. Whatever. It's America, right? But apparently listening to hip-hop is enough to get a crazy lady to come up in your face and start dropping n-bombs.

Huge credit to the guy taking the video for staying calm the whole time.

Confrontation of the Day: This Foul Parent is Proof We Don't Live in a Post-Racial America - Cheezburger

This is the video of startlingly casual racism that's been making the rounds on the internet in the past 24 hours. According to the uploader (a man going by the handle OYAB), this incident occurred the previous Friday, May 30th. By his account, he started up his car, prompting his stereo to play automatically. That's when this mother decided to go off in front of her children and throw out the hate speech.

If her twitter profile (again, warning for language in that link) is any indication, this kind of behavior isn't new to her. In a recent radio interview defending her actions she also brought up the old "but I have black friends/relatives" defense, which never ends well. The incident also prompted her ex to request custody of their children, for reasons that might be obvious.

Nice work by OYAB keeping calm in this kind of situation. Clearly we still have a long road ahead of us when it comes to race relations in America.

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