The video that I linked to yesterday of a guy getting abused at a DC subway station went viral. It’s always nice when others get to see the joys of diversity in our vibrant city.
Anyway, Vox suggests that the guy is a wimp. Vox is wrong here.
In the video the guy is being attacked by one "youth" (i.e. a black kid). However, the video makes clear that there are many others standing around. Fighting back would therefore be stupid. Also, DC frowns upon self defense. It’s illegal to carry mace in DC, for instance. The law basically demands that if someone starts beating you, you’re supposed to take it until the cops come. If the guy fights back, he ends up in trouble – welcome to DC.