This happened to me, and it is a long story, but it is poking me in the head. I will keep it as short as I can. I am driving down the road. There is a car who is fucking around with people around them by going really slow and I get caught up in it. I do my thing, get around them, they pull in behind me because they do not like it, and I break check the fuck out of them. I get further up the road and am stopped in a left hand turn lane waiting for the light when these people pull up, and the woman driving starts shouting at me. I tell her to go fuck herself without any racial insults, and a car full of black people (the driver is also black) gets the fuck out in traffic. The crazy woman driving actually has to climb out the passenger door because the car is such a POS the drivers side door does not work. By the time they all get out the light is green and I go telling them all to go fuck themselves. Now, I pull into the very new gas station with all the video cameras and staff I know pretty well and go get my coffee. Of course, a few seconds later the whole black family gets out of the car and starts threatening me because I am a racist POS. The racism thing had no business in there because I do not use those words as insults. Now the mother is in front of me with her 17 year old son. She is lacing into me for being a racist and fucking around on the road. I can see in this kid's eye an anger and frustration far beyond what just transpired. And with all the claims of racism the mother is slinging I am now the target of all of his teenage anger. everything that is racing through my mind is all the overwhelming crap that is going to happen if the cops are called and this kid is right here up in my face. Then the rest of the family is taunting me to come outside so they can kick my ass. I am wondering why the fuck they want me outside because every inch of this place and the parking lot has obvious cameras in it. No one around is helping me and getting in the middle of this, which I am actually thankful for because I don't need some floriduh racist white dude to start making this worse. So I start obviously calling 911 hoping the mom will take the hint, say her last words to me, and drive away before the cops get there. But, she doesn't. No, she stays there for the few minutes until the cops come with her family running around breaking shit at the gas station. The kid is up in my face for a while trying to get someone to swing. eventually he wanders outside pissed because I would not swing. What I do not know is while I am left inside with his mother yelling at me he has taken a metal basket and put a couple of dings in my car by bashing it. I am going to give Jr a lot of credit because he is angry. You can see he is shaking angry and he is up in my face and he does not throw a punch. The cops come, and they are looking for every reason to arrest someone. The gas station owner gives them the video of the incident and also wants to press charges. I saw the marks on my car and did not know who did it so I said I would press charges. The woman who was talking about white privilege is now dealing with the police over her behavior. The cops saying they cannot influence me into pressing charges, but society won't be safe if they don't get to press charges. Really, no one hit me despite there being at least 6 of them, and there was nothing stopping them from doing it. no one ever got in their way. Not even the store employees. I get they needed to diffuse the situation, but as horrible as it was throguh tons of opportunity, no one swung. The results were that the 17 year old kid who was yelling at me got charged for the property damage and disturbing the peace. Another person from the car is being charged with something else. that was done much later. I think it had more to do with the damage done to the station because I was not involved in much of that. The whole time the mother is shouting at me I just want to say to her what are you doing starting this sort of fight when you have your kid who is angry and going to get into trouble. What if he had hit me? You brought your kid into that situation where he will face the reprocussions for the rest of his life when you could have driven away and been done with it. Even in the street, they had me with their gang. They did not beat me up, what was the fucking end game of all of that? The prosecutor asked me if I wanted to say something to the kid and the mother and she was black so I just explained it to her and did not submit the repair money for the restitution because it was obvious the mother had to scrounge for whatever she had. The kid had prior troubles with the law and what the fuck am I going to say to make shit better for him. There are no words that can come from a white person in my position that are going to make that kid understand, and even if he does I am sure I am only a small minority of white people that even give a fuck. I think what I am really angry at is that none of my actions were based on the race of the people in the car, but because I did my normal dumbass road rage bullshit racism hit that family. I know their actions were not right in a million years, but that does not change the fact the world will probably kick them harder for being black, which seems to be what had them all at high energy in the first place.