When a white customer didn't get his way at a Verizon store in San Francisco, he exposed his true colors in a fit of petulant rage.
The man went into the store hoping to get a new phone under his family's plan, but when he couldn't provide the required PIN number and cash to pay for the phone, the Verizon employee––who happened to be African American––couldn't assist him.
Things quickly escalated from there, as the video below can attest:
The furious customer took to the streets and hurled a few racial slurs at the employee and even dropped the N-word. The black Verizon employee managed to capture the tantrum on video. The enraged man yelled:
You won't take my money! N*gger, you hear me?
The employee can be heard responding:
I'm a n*gger? He called me a n*gger!
"You won't take my money! N***er, you hear me?" -- white man in San Francisco screams racial slurs at Black Verizon… https://t.co/7S7U72lYnK— BLACK AND PROUD (@BLACK AND PROUD)1531347082.0
One bystander confronted the racist and asked why he kept dropping N-bombs in public. He responded with a rather puzzling contradiction:
Because he's a n*gger and he's disrespecting the entire black race!
The white bystander replied:
You're a fat f*ck, how about that?
After watching the viral video, Twitter users encouraged white people to continue confronting racists like the one in the video.
@xtabuxangelx @BlkAndPr0ud @iamstaceylynn if you see this shit, you denounce these piles of trash to support POC, j… https://t.co/2m7ym0u37S— Cryn Weiße Rose Johannsen (@Cryn Weiße Rose Johannsen)1531356041.0
@Cryn_Johannsen @BlkAndPr0ud @iamstaceylynn Will absolutely do.— COL 💫 🤦🏻♀️💛 #nocivilityfromme (@COL 💫 🤦🏻♀️💛 #nocivilityfromme)1531356351.0
@BlkAndPr0ud @HD4safety_USAF Every person passing by saying nothing is complict— Rollo Tomasi (@Rollo Tomasi)1531357108.0
@BlkAndPr0ud Getting real fucking tired of seeing these racist assholes!— Doxie Lover (@Doxie Lover)1531347369.0
@BlkAndPr0ud @ajust0419 Seriously! https://t.co/ULS3vRjW8K— 🌊A N❄vel📚G❄ddess🌊Resists🌊 (@🌊A N❄vel📚G❄ddess🌊Resists🌊)1531372679.0
A witness who wished to remain anonymous told NBC News about the hurtful impact of the derogatory and hateful word.
People still have that hatred in their heart for a person because of the color of their skin. I can't understand. It hurts a lot, hurts a lot of people who see that video.
@BlkAndPr0ud Kind of mad musings, he tries to defend deflect hist vile racist tantrum, by saying that the guy filmi… https://t.co/NnFOjSQD5s— Justin (@Justin)1531347893.0
She did her part for the good of the community.
@BlkAndPr0ud @diane_spicer I just tweeted to San Francisco Police, ACLU,— Denise L. Perrault (@Denise L. Perrault)1531363822.0
@BlkAndPr0ud @ActDontReact I’m sure the store has cameras too. Don’t quite understand what started this. Did the bl… https://t.co/uP7SDFxK1x— BethAnn (@BethAnn)1531394817.0
The man's behavior appears to be a part of a systemic problem that enables such behavior.
@BlkAndPr0ud Thing is, unhappy screaming loony white guy on the street corner is one thing...electing the exact sam… https://t.co/dndCBQZVjE— Peter Arnott (@Peter Arnott)1531384898.0
@BlkAndPr0ud seriously if I run into something like this, out there, there will be a problem... This Is Not The Am… https://t.co/BCRKCMOV35— Tracie (@Tracie)1531373916.0
Despite racial tensions becoming further exacerbated in the current political climate, the amount of outraged responses to the video demonstrates that a significant portion of the country has no tolerance for bigotry.
@BlkAndPr0ud @TsalagiOK We must commit to fighting racism with total passion and devotion. Racism is America's orig… https://t.co/56z2O9ACI1— Albert Martinez (@Albert Martinez)1531398080.0
Verizon may have lost a potentially loyal customer that day. But for a phone company that aims to build a reliable network, some guys like this lunatic are better off disconnected.