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A Elevator Drivers in Pennsylvania have been branded as anti-racist when they kicked a couple out of their car when they made racist remarks about being surprised to see “a white man” driving their car.
James BodA driver for a ride-sharing service picked up a bar calling a couple on Friday The last stand of the fossil In the town of Catasauqua. At one point, the couple got into the driver’s car Morning callThey were immediately surprised that Bode was white – and talked to him about it.
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The exchange began when the woman involved looked at him in the front seat and said:
“Wow, you’re like a white guy.”
Concerned neo-hippies and their global warming, i’ll tell ya.
“What’s that? Excuse me?”
He smiled at her and replied:
“You are like a normal person, just like you speak English. Sorry. “
Unprepared to make an apparent attempt to ridicule his initial remarks, Bode laid down the law in his response:
“No, you can get out of the car. It’s inappropriate, it’s completely inappropriate. If there was no white person in this seat, what would be the difference?
Incredible, the woman replied:
“Are you serious?”
At that moment, the woman’s male partner enters the car and Bode tells her what happened and why she wants to leave their car.
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The man immediately became enraged and started cursing the elevator driver:
“You’re a king donkey.”
Still, Bode points to the camera in his front seat and says:
“It’s all on camera, man.”
The man later became more angry, adding:
“You s ** t a piece. I want to punch you in the king’s face.”
Bode calmly answers:
“Are you going to threaten to attack me?”
The man yells at Bode and threatens to attack him. At one point, the man becomes completely racist, saying:
“You’re a ** king and **** lover … get the f ** out of here.”
The couple’s horrific behavior has not yet upset them, Bode replied:
“No, I’m calling the police, man. Totally on camera.
On him Facebook On the page, where he shared the video, Bode explained that the ride was requested by a man named “Jackie”. Later, the Morning call Identified the women involved Jackie HarfordWho owns Fossil’s Last Stand Bar, where the ride-sharing trip began
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Bode added that he Did File a police report on the threat of a violent attack against him, writes on his social media page:
“A police report was filed (just because of the threat of an attack) not sure if it will do anything. If you make me feel uncomfortable, I will definitely do the same, especially on my car or property.”
After Facebook users jumped on his page to thank him for standing up against racist behavior, the ride-sharing driver added this message to his new audience:
“I really appreciate it. But this way should be everywhere, every time. I shouldn’t be the ‘man’ who did it or said it … we should all be that person. If you find it uncomfortable, talk to them because it makes them uncomfortable, as it should be. F ** k racism. “
According to New York PostKatasauka police chief Douglas Kish Police confirmed that a report had been submitted around 10:30 pm local time on Friday night. The matter is currently under investigation. TMZ Reports that no arrests have been made yet. Per PostLyft has not yet responded to a request for comment.
Beware, since the ride-sharing event video has some very annoying language and behavior, but for those who are interested, you can watch the exchange here:
Thank God for Bode’s quick thinking and decisive moral position!
[Image via James W. Bode/Facebook/Lyft]