A video that went viral Wednesday has become an unexpected lesson on white privilege.
In it, a white male jogger yells at another white man for running into him with a stroller. The jogger goes ballistic, yells out “white trash,” and later adds:
“You’re new in the neighborhood! I came to this neighborhood! The only reason white people like you are living here is because I settled this f**king neighborhood for you!”
A black officer steps into break up the shouting match, but the irony doesn't end there. The jogger -- who has been hilariously nicknamed Christopher Columbus of Brooklyn -- continues to shout:
"White privilege! White f**king privilege!...You pushed your stroller right into me, and all I say was 'excuse you,' and then you said, 'f**k you f**k you!' You f**king white trash!"
What the 46-year-old completely missed while he was accusing another man of taking advantage of white privilege?
White men “settling” into neighborhoods that were once predominantly black, to make room for other white people, is the epitome of white privilege.
But despite the Internet's response, that lesson doesn't seem to sink in with the jogger, who told Gothamist, his "street cred, especially in the black community, in this city, is huge."
Needless to say, it’s all pretty pathetic. Watch the shameful scene below:
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