Here is another reflection. Another instance where in the moment, I deflected my own racism onto the victim.
Perhaps there are other interpretations of the event. I'm sure there are things I'm failing to consider. But that's all part of reflecting on it, to see what else I can learn.
* I am not positive that particular slur was the one used, it might have been honky, or whitey, or something similar, but it was definitely a slur word.
** I'm not positive that fool was his last word, it might have been more invective, but it was 15 years ago. The intent of the phrase remains.
*** Technically, two white people, and a part-white part-Native American. But if I didn't tell you my other friend wasn't 100% white, you probably wouldn't know that.