If you know one thing about New York City, besides the fact that it doesn’t sleep, is that its crowded. Bumping into someone is inevitable. But this one Brooklyn man got bumped, he decided to scream for dear life about it, but that’s not what makes this story interesting. In addition to his “woe is me” reaction for getting bumped, he delivered a offensive rendition of his take on gentrification.
By the time the time the video begins, a security guard is already on the scene. The white man, dubbed the Christopher Columbus of Brooklyn, who got bumped is already yelling hysterically and is quoted saying “don’t fu**ing come at me, I will kill you”. As if threatening someone’s life is not enough, the irate man continues yelling saying the line that set the internet ablaze, “You’re new to this neighborhood; I’ve been in this neighborhood. The only reason white people like you are living here is because I settled this f**king neighborhood for you”. Now, what’s a performance with a standing ovation? He then tops it all off by yelling ” white privilege, white privilege!” and ” f**k you white trash”.
This man yelled this at the top of his lungs in front of all of Broklyn to hear and now because of this video, all of the world to hear. When he pointed at the other man yelling “white privilege”, someone should have handed him a mirror. Lets hope the national attention that this video is getting causes that Brooklyn man to do a little self reflecting.
Watch the disturbing video below.