A blogger at Daily Kos who goes by the pseud of blklikeme has attracted 559 comments with a disturbing post about being shunned and feared as he took a Good Friday stroll through the neighborhood around USC in search of an LA Weekly. Excerpt:
glancing for the bus i see a young east asian woman, most likely a student, walking in my direction along the walkway. as she approaches, she moves as far away from me as she can without stepping into the street. after passing she returns to the walkway
ten minutes or so later the bus is coming. i move to the curb and signal for the bus. instead of stopping in front of me, the driver, who clearly sees me, halts a distance ahead. i walk to the entrance and board. the young black female driver stares straight ahead. there is a look of disdain, almost hatred, on her. for a very brief moment i think of smashing my fist into face. the day's earlier slights have me near the edge. instead i deposit the fare and take a side at the rear....
during the walk from the bus stand home, a latina woman ahead of me looks over her shoulder, sees me, then clutches her purse close to her body. i want to cry! i want to scream! i want to yell!
instead i hurry home.
As you'd expect with so many comments, the ensuing discussion has veered all over the place.