I only wish she’d read this to see her racism, racism she undeniably would in fact deny.
Heather Nann

The woman being racist is merely an assumption, we can not be certain until we have had a dialogue with her. She could be afraid for everyone she meets on that train. After all, the world is a scary place sometimes. Given the history of black people in America — and elsewhere, of course — I understand very well why a black man in this situation would not start a conversation to find out what is bothering the woman. He might end up in a jail or worse, for simply trying to connect.

Basically, whatever the colour of our skin may be, we all have to be careful with our assumptions and judgements.