Whenever I want to try and find a seat on a train, I immediately start looking for a black man. I, subconsciously at first, realized that no one sits next to them on buses or trains. It's something that I didn't even realize I was doing until a college professor mentioned that they did the same exact thing.
The worst part is, it doesn't even matter if you're a recognized public figure, people still usually just see you for the color of your skin. Just ask Etan Thomas, who tried taking a seat on packed a train, when a white passenger said that the seat was taken.
Moments later, however, he noticed something that was nothing short of super f*cking racist:
"Now, less than 2 mins later a man (who happens to be white) asks if he can sit there and she says why sure let me move my stuff. So I have to say something so I ask ummmmm did you just not want ME to sit next to you ? Were you scared ? Not comfortable with a Black Man sitting next to you ?"
When Thomas called her out on her bullsh*t she had the nerve to say, "[don't] pull the race card stuff" because she dated a black man in college. As if dating a black person magically absolved her of all racism.