The People Around You Are Embarrassed For You If You're Doing Or Saying These 5 Kinds Of Things

Before anyone gets too offended that anyone has asked them to consider their words ever, at all, for any reason, keep in mind that these are good tips for anyone of any race speaking to anyone else of any race.

People around you might be embarrassed for you:

1. If you offer compliments that leave a person feeling vaguely insulted.

2. If you use other people's cultures flippantly.

3. If you pass judgment on why a person uses whatever dialect they choose.

4. If you offer unsolicited advice about how to care for someone's hair.

5. If you make generalized statements and ignore the significant diversity within every race.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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