Black woman defends white woman after man spits in her face in viral video
The internet is hailing a black woman as a hero after she defended a white woman against a white man who spat in her face.
A video trending online shows a black woman at a game coming out of nowhere to fight for a white woman.
The incident happened at the Ohio State game in the United States, and footage that has since gone viral shows a white man arguing with a white woman.
Suddenly, the white man spat in her face and out of nowhere came the black woman who shoved the man. It is not clear what led to the fight, but the towering black woman left the white man stunned and unable to make a move. She then scolded him harshly.
The unidentified woman has been praised by social media users, with some describing her as a hero. The video, which can be found here, was uploaded on Twitter by Barstool Sports on November 3 and already has over 12 million views. It has also been retweeted more than 12,000 times.
The black woman’s heroic act brings to mind a similar one that happened 22 years ago and continues to inspire us till this day.
Keshia Thomas was a black teenager in Michigan when the racist Ku Klux Klan held a rally in her hometown, BBC reports.
The liberal and multicultural community was ready to make it clear that the KKK was not welcome and hundreds of people gathered to show them they were not welcome.
The KKK held their rally with protection from the police, while the anti-KKK demonstrators converged behind a fence. Suddenly, a woman in the anti-KKK group yelled into a megaphone, "There's a Klansman in the crowd."
The man in question was a white man wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt and sporting an SS arm tattoo that implied a belief in white supremacy. He tried to run but the crowd caught up with him, and in the charged atmosphere, started to beat him with all manner of things.
Thomas heard shouts of “Kill the Nazi!” and knew that the man was in grave danger. Despite the color of her skin, she threw herself on the white man and pleaded with the crowd to spare him.
Many years later, Thomas said wisely:
"The biggest thing you can do is just be kind to another human being. It can come down to eye contact, or a smile. It doesn't have to be a huge monumental act."
HEROES WITHOUT CAPES
In August, a Walmart cashier seemed to take Thomas’s advice and demonstrated color-blind kindness. Ebony Harris was at work when she noticed Angela Peters, a woman with cerebral palsy.
Peters was upset after a nail salon in the building turned her away because they said she moves too much. Harris, determined to put a smile on Peters’ face, offered to give her the manicure and melted a lot of hearts in the process.
The world would indeed be a better place if we can all show kindness to one another.
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