The latest example involves an 'experiment' an Asian woman discussed on TikTok along with a video she posted of her literally bumping into whites on the street because they refuse to 'move over' for her.
"A woman of color on TikTok shared a video of herself refusing to move for white people while walking on a sidewalk. What happened was a shock to viewers," The Daily Dot reported.
The report adds:
The woman, known as Katie Grace Jacobs (@katiegracejacobs) shared the video as a stitch to another TikToker's (@oliviachow69) advice. The latter TikToker shared a viral video advising people of color, especially women, to refuse to move for white people when walking and see how many of them move out of the way.
Jacobs decided to try it, saying she'd never noticed that many white people don't move for others. In her video, she covers her mouth, then gasps and laughs.
The video shows Jacobs walking down a city sidewalk navigating between people who did not move for her, appearing to bump into several people as a result -- meaning she was being the aggressor and was purposely provoking a confrontation with others simply based on the color of their skin. Blatant, open racism.
According to The Daily Dot, as of the outlet's report, the video had been viewed more than 1.3 million times, leading other TikTok users to chime in and say they had not noticed before, either.
"Never realized. (White people) be taking up majority of the block and expect you to move," one user remarked about the video, while others also shared their 'advice' as well -- most of them advising persons of color to become more rude and confrontational.
"if you have a confident walk and stare straight ahead everyone will move out of the way," one user suggested.
Another user said, "And if they bump into you just say 'excuse you.'"
One particularly aggressive person wrote, "I also say 'MOVE' as I pass too." Another said, "STAND YOUR GROUND! Put the shoulder into it!"
Some app users claiming to be white women said they had experienced similar instances with me and are now refusing to move aside. Several non-white women agreed with that approach, saying they refuse to move for any man, regardless of skin color.
"I do this with men all the time," one white woman said.
"I never move for men so they always walk into me but I move for every woman hahaha," another remarked.
"Don’t move out of the way for white people or men. I’ve been doing that lately and I get bumped ALL the time. But it feels so empowering," wrote one non-white woman.
"Normally it’s a man (any race) with me. Every time we walk the same way they expect me to move," another non-white woman claimed.
So rather than finding ways to get along with everyone regardless of the color of their skin, the lesson here is that these people think our society should become more aggressive, less understanding, less forgiving, and a lot more racist. Not a good combo for a multi-racial country.
Meanwhile, Buzzfeed News dedicated an entire article that essentially allowed blacks to air their "unwritten rule" grievances about white people, listing 21 things blacks say they do (and don't do) because, you know, America is so blatantly racist against them.
Just imagine if any publication published an article featuring whites who list their 'unwritten rules' when it comes to dealing with black people. That will never happen.
But the point is, everyone has some issues with others who are not like them. We all are guilty of stereotyping others, but then again, sometimes those stereotypes are well-earned.
The thing is, if we keep pushing for an un-civil racist society, that's precisely what we're going to have.