A woman posted on the local FB group. She had been walking in a sidewalk and stopped to read a sign.
From behind her, a short white older man out for a jog suddenly screamed that she should “get out if the f’ing way!”, went around her and continued on.
She proceeded to opine delicately that perhaps this had been race based as she is Japanese and with all the anti-Asian violence…
Cue ALL the groveling apologies that she had been through such an awful thing.
Personally, I still think the jogger was aggravated because an oblivious pedestrian stopped without warning and made the jogger risk a collision or a fall.
Jogging on the sidewalk carries these risks.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.