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When Whites And Blacks Attack Again

(0) On a cold and wintery day a boy in hi 20's entered the bus. He put $0.25 in the slot and walked towards the back. There were three men just sittin' there talking to eacother. 'Hey Rob!' A man in back of him said. Rob turned around and tillted his hat towards the man better known as his friend and then walked toward him. He sat down next to him. 'Hey Bob,heading to Boston to?Rob asked. 'Yup,' Bob said. 'Oh sorry to say this but this spot is taken. 'Bob said.' OH sorry,well take care!' Rob said as he walked toward the back. 'Take care!' Bob said. He sat next to a white man. 'Hey there.' Rob said. 'I'm gong to Boston and you?' The man turned to him and yelled at him. 'I AM NOT IN THE MOOD COLORED MAN! LEAVE ME ALONE!!! OH BUS DRIVER?!!!!!' Rob backed away. The bus stopped and the driver marched to the seat were the man and Rob were sitting. 'IS THERE ANY PROBLEM?!' he yelled. Rob looked at Bob who was starring at him. (Ruby, Age 8 to 12, 1/9/2003 4:42:38 PM, Whites_And_Blacks)

(1) He just stared. (no one continue fine,Rotten kids, Age 13 to 18, 2/3/2003 9:49:36 PM, Whites_And_Blacks)

(2) GET OUT OF MY SEAT, YOU COLORED IDIOT! Bus driver tell this man to get out of my seat!", calming down a little. (Aja Holston, Age 8 to 12, 2/4/2003 3:21:53 PM, Whites_And_Blacks)

(3) "Why do you have a problem with me?" Rob said. "Because your colored and i hat colored people!" (Aja Holston, Age 8 to 12, 2/4/2003 3:24:06 PM, Whites_And_Blacks)

(4) 'What?'Bob said. (Thank you!, Age 13 to 18, 2/4/2003 4:23:13 PM, Whites_And_Blacks)

(5) What?He repeted. (I think someone should erase all this., Age 13 to 18, 2/4/2003 4:24:10 PM, Whites_And_Blacks)

(6) Rob was horrified. He was shocked that this man could hate him just because of the color of his skin. "That's no reason to hate someone!" he whispered to himself. He wanted to say something to the man or the bus driver or someone, but he knew that that would only make matters worse. "What'd you say?!" the bus driver boomed. "I-I didn't say anything," Rob told him. "Sir," the man said to the bus driver, "This colored man is being a nuisance. He's disrupting the bus. I think he should get off." "I think so to," the bus driver huffed. Rob said, "But that ain't fair. I haven't done anything! I paid just like everyone else and I am intitled to a bus trip." "Well, your bus trip has just ended," said the driver as he began pushing Rob towards the door. (Someone, Age 13 to 18, 4/2/2003 8:29:37 PM, Whites_And_Blacks)

(7) "I paid my fare," Rob said angrily, eyes flashing. "If you are going to kick me off this bus, I am going to ask you to return my money." "Don't make me bring in the police,boy." the driver snarled. "What's all this?" asked a police man who had driven up wondering what was going on. "This man is disrupting the bus." the driver said. "I was not disruptin' anythin'!" Rob protested. "He was sitting in a white man's seat." the driver said. "I have a right to sit in a bus!" Rob said angrily. "I'm afraid I'll have to put you under arrest." the police officer said. "But-" Rob started to protest again. He was silenced by a glare from the driver. "Fine, arrest me, but you'll see that I am innocent of any charges they put against me." "Say sir!" the police officer ordered. "No, I am your equal. You ain't any higher than me!" Rob answered. "Don't make trouble for yourself,boy." the officer shouted. With this, Rob silently climbed into the officer's car. They rode in slence for a few moments."Look, I'm sorry." the officer said Rob looked up in surprise. "I didn't mean to be that harsh. I really didn't want to do that, but I have to keep my job. I have a huge family to support. If you want, I'll get you to Boston and even put you in touch with a civil right's group." "Gee thanks-um, erm,sir." Rob said grinning. "Just call me Stan." The driver said grinning back. (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 6/13/2003 6:15:48 PM, Whites_And_Blacks)

(8) why isn't anyone writing! (?, Age 8 to 12, 7/15/2003 10:02:14 AM, Whites_And_Blacks)

(9) Rob then cracked. He shouted, "It is I who hates whites, it is I." (me, Age 5 to 8, 7/26/2003 4:36:30 PM, Whites_And_Blacks)

(10) Skip that paragraph... (sophian, Age 8 to 12, 7/29/2003 9:34:24 AM, Whites_And_Blacks)

(11) yes. that is all right (someone, Age 5 to 8, 2/17/2004 5:27:37 AM, Whites_And_Blacks)