American public health concerns and racial struggles are colliding in New York … where a black woman’s refusal to wear a mask has turned into a horrifying and very tense scene in a subway.
The video starts with the woman pushing an older white man away from her. Apparently, he got on her face, asking her to put on a face cover … which he didn’t want to do, and instead went crazy with him and several other commuters.
She accused the people who yelled at her of teaming up against her because she is black – and yelled at them as she did so. The screams and the lack of a mask only amplified the intensity of the moment.
At the end of the incident, more and more people on the subway car got angry … some at her, some defending her, and others just pissed that the conflict was blocking the train. Someone threatened to call the police, but we still don’t know if they responded to the scene.
When all hell broke loose … you could cut the tension with a knife.