Donald Trump has given the green light to be openly racist in America, and boy, are folks taking advantage of it. Even if this sorry excuse for a human being does not win the Republican nomination, the damage has already been done. Trump has emboldened America’s most racist, xenophobic douchebags to crawl out from behind their screen names and Twitter handles.
Take for example this fella, who is perfectly comfortable calling this African American videographer a “chimp” and a “f*cking n*gger,” because…his tax dollars or something.
The videographer described the incident on his YouTube channel:
I was photographing a peaceful protest aimed at Rex Energy in Mars, PA, at one point during the day a worker showed up. He started by insulting the protesters. Then he turned his attention to me. I just let him talk and kept the camera rolling.
While I don’t know this man’s story, I would safely guess he leans to the right of the political spectrum. He covers just about every right-wing talking point in just over three minutes of video. He goes on about his “tax dollars,” calling strangers he doesn’t know “lazy hippies,” and his brutally racist rhetoric is right out of a Donald Trump rally. I think it’s safe to say he’s not a big Bernie Sanders fan.
The victim of this attack, Tom Jefferson, is a photojournalist with a focus on social justice and climate change. Click here to support his upcoming documentary “The Way We Live.”