"one, now former, friend of 30 yrs, complained to me that a older (more than 60) black woman pointed and said to to him from seat outside a convenience store: you don't matter.
he says was outraged. i told him he missed a great opportunity to talk with and listen to her. instead he hated it. hates BLM, etc. and of course he constantly claims he isn't racist."
So a friend of thirty years was insulted by a stranger, seemingly with racist motivations, and your response was that it was a good opportunty to listen? Because people who insult random standgers on the street are super informed and mentally stable? I'm literally laughing out loud thinking about how funny it would to use that one a friend some day:
Friend: "I was walking down the street today and some older black gentleman pointed at me and called me a turkey"
Sully: "Oh really, I assume you stopped and chatted with him about his views on race relations, the aliens who are beaming messages into your head, Bigfoots living in subway tunnels and the wonders of trickle down economics"
How often do you "listen" to loons who make racially motivated insults against random strangers in public and how productive has that been?