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Iffy situation on subway today

TW: Antisemitism

Something happened tonight and im struggling to process how to feel about it. For context, I’m a 21 y/o Jewish man in a large city.

I was taking public transit home tonight and i sat down and heard a guy yelling, not something i haven’t seen, so i just kept my headphones in and let the guy scream. However, i quickly heard the word “jew” and i knew i should pay attention in case i needed to quickly leave. He was screaming stuff about how the Jews are liars about being the chosen people, about slavery, generally about how we’re sneaky liars hellbent on destroying the world, the usual hijinx. This only lasted ~ 2 mins before we reached a stop and I quickly changed cars.

I feel like I’m overreacting feeling so scared about this – he wasn’t targeting me as I’m not visibly Jewish, and I feel disingenuous saying I was in danger. I’m in this weird mix between scared but also guilty for some reason? This was my first time experiencing something like this and I just feel off and shaken up which im struggling to process.

Any advice/wise words?

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