And every once in a while, we see news items that combine both.
Apparently, McDonald's racially-exclusive "365 Black" campaign was not enough to dissuade Webster Lucas, who is black, from suing for $1.5 million because he got only one napkin. [Angry Customer Sues McDonald’s For Millions After Receiving One Napkin, Supersized Shame With Meal, by Staci Zaretsky, Above the Law, March 4, 2014]
He had a racial complaint, too: the Mexican-heritage manager scared him because he was reminded of a scary Mexican gang-banger who hates black people.
Ignoring for a moment that this reveals Mr. Lucas' own racial generalizing, Hispanic-on-black violence is an issue.
Attack on family in Compton latest incident in wave of anti-black violenceYes, Mr. Webster, it probably does make you feel uncomfortable to walk into a McDonald's and find that none of the customers or employees share your race. I myself never feel great about that, because I find—as you did—that there is a marked decline in the attention and care you'd get from members of your own race.
A Latino gang is intimidating blacks into leaving the city that was once an African American enclave. It's part of a violent trend seen in other parts of the L.A. area.
By Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Joe Mozingo
January 25, 2013