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Black woman went on 'racist' rant against Jewish man on subway but has one regret now

Aby Rivas
Jun 06, 2018
02:19 P.M.

Last week, a black woman was caught on video arguing with a Jewish man after he called her “racist.” The video went viral and has been widely discussed on social media as people can’t agree on who was right. Now, the woman has expressed she has only one regret about the discussion.

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Shauntaye King, a project manager for a construction company who lives in Brooklyn, boarded a packed train during morning rush hour last week. At the same time, a woman wearing what King believes was traditional Muslim clothes and her three young kids walked in.

In the train, boarded mostly by black people, no one offered a seat to the woman. This sparked a rage on King and she called out her people:

“I said, ‘You guys are a bunch of a**holes for not getting up for this woman. And if a Jewish family came on this train with their carriage and their children, I can guarantee some of you would have gotten up for them’.”

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An Orthodox Jewish man who was in the same carrier, identified as Yossi Wolfe, a software engineer for the Wall Street Journal, thought the comment was offensive and replied to King “Can we please not make this a racist thing?” and that prompted the entire discussion. The 2-minute video showing the discussion went viral after a passerby posted it on Twitter.

In the clip, King is seen visibly enraged and screaming to Wolfe while he tries to calm down the situation and speaking in a lower tone. The mother of two is seen yelling:

“You said I’m racist so you tell me what I’m being racist towards … because you’re Jewish and I said if a Jewish family got on here, somebody would have got up. That is not a racist statement. That is a factual statement.”

She also says:

“You need to learn the difference between race … Judaism is not a race. It is a religion.”

For Wolf, who spoke about the incident with Israeli media network Arutz Sheva, the woman was being anti-Semitic. And even though he would usually ignore the comments thrown in his way on a daily basis he “wasn't in the mood to let someone get away with saying something so anti-Semitic.”

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He also revealed in a tweet that a woman tried to stop the situation:

King admitted to The New York Post that what really set her off was that Wolf stated that black people are not treated differently than Jews in America, and she added:

“My point in saying everything I said was not to say Jews don’t get treated badly sometimes, but the majority of the Jewish race is white and they don’t walk the streets we walk in. They don’t have to worry about if they’re gonna get rented to. They don’t have to worry about getting welfare.”

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After a week, King still stands to everything she said on the train, but she only has one tiny regret:

“I said, ‘f**k you.’ I guess I shouldn’t have said, ‘f**k you,’” she said after thinking back on the situation.

The video has been widely discussed on social media, causing, even more, arguing about if King was being racist or not. Her argument is that Judaism is not a race, but the word “racism” has morphed through the years and can’t really fall under a single definition.

Anti-semitism is, in fact, considered a form of racism, understanding the action as prejudice, or discrimination against Jews.

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