Considering the fact that I was molested by two grown men on a packed train during morning rush hour and people nearly broke their necks to look away, until I screamed and punched one guy in the kidney, this isn’t surprising. Seattle is also located in Washington State. Why are people shocked?
“In a post-racial world, that kind of violation would mobilize every person in that space to actively resist an assault on two people – an assault that happened because of our race and because of the gender of my colleague. In a post-racial world, there’s no silence. Even if you can’t directly act, you take a stand to support those who are assaulted, like the woman who volunteered to be a witness, or the manager who took action.”