Completely different angle.— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) January 20, 2019
I'm sorry for judging this kid. pic.twitter.com/1WXz2s2Nhw
Yes, on first glance, the picture of the MAGA hat wearing high schooler and the Native American elder looks terrible. The teenager looks smug and disrespectful.
But after viewing the longer unedited video, I actually think these high schooler showed a great deal of restraint.
They are waiting for their bus and doing their school chant when they are confronted by Black Hebrew Israelites.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (certainly not right wing!) has this to say about the group, they "believe that Jews are devilish impostors and ... openly condemn whites as evil personified, deserving only death or slavery".
The "black protesters" start harassing a black student for being friends with white people. The white students say "that's racist" and "we love you" to the black student.
A "black protester" says, "you give fa%$ots rights!" And one courageous MAGA hat wearing teenager says, "they're still human!"
But according to mainstream media, the white students were harrassing these innocent black protesters who were doing nothing wrong.
The Native Americans *approach* the students. One says "go back to Europe, this is not your land." I will admit that there is some immaturity (edit: yes, the tomahawk chops) and laughing from some of the high schoolers at this point, unfortunately.
The Native elder starts banging the drum very close to one high schooler's face. I think he just doesn't know how to react? So he just stands there with an occasional smirk.
Maybe I'm missing something, but what was he supposed to do? It doesn't look like the elder was being blocked to me.
There is some guilt on all sides here, but it's totally unfair that the high schoolers are getting all of the blame simply because they are mostly white Trump supporters.