It's disheartening to think that the color of a person's skin can still have such a effect on people's attitudes. It makes me depressed to think that, in this day and age, it is still necessary for a white person to step in for whatever reason.
On the other hand, it's even worse to think that a person would look the other way and not step in when they see unfair treatment.
In the end, I suppose the criteria for stepping in is as old as society itself. It merely involves asking yourself:
How would I like to be treated in such a way?
But what do you think about this story? Have you ever witnessed something similar? Have you ever been on the receiving end?