Need your help guys
>work in kitchen as cook
>few months ago, we hire this black dishwasher (important for later)
>I generally get along with everyone, but for some reason he's never liked me
>I go out of my way to help him, try and get him out of work early, he shit talks me regardless of what I do
>whatever, I just ignore it
>I'm rushing to line, he lets me pass by
>I say "Thanks my nigga"
>said it to him before, never been an issue
>everyone in kitchen says it to and around him, no issues
>all of a sudden he flips out on me
>I apologize, didn't mean to offend him
>"Get the fuck away from me, I never want to fucking see you again"
>He gets sent home by manager a bit later for threatening me
>was telling people he was gonna come on line and knock me out, and that if he ever sees me outside of work he'll kick my ass
What the fuck do I do? Obviously wouldn't have said anything in the first place if I knew he'd be upset by it. We don't have any shifts coming up together, but I am a bit worried about him starting shit. For the most part, he's never been friendly towards me.
never assume a fight will be a gentlemans fight. If you two are going to throw down you need to let your unbridled rage take hold. Become an animal you take him down no matter what.
Call the cops and get him shot
Fuck that. It's not praiseworthy to let some douchebag rope you into a fight. No one's going to be impressed even if you win. It's not "alpha", just fucking stupid.
Just approach him and look him in the eye and say levelly,
"Listen, I don't know what your problem is with me, but you don't get to threaten me, ever. If you ever approach me outside of work, for any reason, I'm calling the police on the spot and getting you thrown in jail. If you try to prevent me calling it's a felony and an entire kitchen full of people heard you threatening me."
99% of the time when you tell somebody clearly that you reject their macho bullshit and have no interest in letting them near you it defuses the situation (and when you bring up "felonies" and "jail" they usually turn into a scared little child, albeit maybe mumbling something about you being a pussy to save face.) That's unless this guy is an actually dangerous criminal, in which case you're on your own, but contrary to popular belief being black doesn't automatically make one a hardened killer or a roided-out street fighter.
Op messed up here. Violent acts in response to racism have generally been let go with extremely light sentences.
Op your best bet is to beg for forgiveness. Also I really don't suggest you try to play the coop card unless you live in a 99.9% white area. You're going to turn a fight into getting jumped in an alley left for dead. You offended not just him but the black community.
-black guy who helped jump some white guy for calling a friend that and ran to officials when threatened.
I'm not a fan of beating people who are genuinely asking for forgiveness. But if you think you can get away with racism by running to a cop you were asking for it.
I don't know where you live, but where I live I'd call a statement like this woefully naive if I was feeling generous, utterly divorced from reality if I wasn't. The idea of a young black man (!) getting let off lightly for assault and battery, instead of having the book thrown at him, would actually make me laugh if this weren't such an unfortunate subject.
On an only tangentially-related note, that you consider "thanks my nigga" to be provocative enough to merit violence actually is kind of funny.
don't fight, it's a fucking lose-lose situation, always.
avoid it, act like nothing happened
don't let him jump you, carry mace if you're scared
if he keeps making threats and shit, talk to him in person or go to the police
hope it works out.
As someone who's had to deal with bullies through school and has overcame it all, don't back down if confronted. It's entirely possible this guy doesn't like you because he can tell you might not stand up for yourself.
I know you haven't been in a fight OP but believe me when I tell you that once you get hit, just like that you will unleash that primal fighting instinct every human was born with.
you may or may not win, but that guy will leave you alone whether you do or don't.
Here is what you do
>Arrange fight for Thursday
>Show up at his door on Wednesday with a baseball bat
>Hit him in the nuts
>Take him by surprise
>Bash his face in
>Assert your dominance further by fucking him in the ass, it's not gay if you're just doing it in the context of asserting your dominance
>Show him who the leader of the pack really is