would you fight them?
in nigeria i'll talk back or even slap the 'modafoka'
in the UK i'll ignore the person and walk away
in the US i'll just walk away.
many of the people who will do that in US/UK are never-do-wells who have no ambition in life. in the US where everybody has a gun, he may just shoot you and go to jail. i no wan die for ordinary talking wey no go reduce my salary by 2 cents, in the UK if it's a young boy he may have a knife. i'll walk away but if it's a full adult i'll talk back.
Provided the verbal abuse is not accompanied by a physical threat, I would disregard it as I would a pen of barking dogs.
If there IS an imminent physical threat, then the police may be notified and charges filed. If there are no police around and I find myself faced with the prospect of injury or death, then the options would narrow down to robust counter-attack or a swift exit, depending on the circumstances.
everybody is saying they will do this and that, the best so far is that it depends on the location; Cuz I doubt that anybody here can say ehh to a group of white people saying shyte to him/her in places like Russia, Finland, poland, bosnia, even portugal, etc. Or arab people saying shyte to u in saudi arabia, lebanon, or even any arab place in africa.
All the same, just put in a statement with the local police, then talk to leaders of African communities in your area. The police may not take any action but I tell you, someday this individual will get into more serious racist crimes and your police report may help in making him face the music.
Also it will scare him a little. Just get a little identification information about him and file a report.
you are right on the money BigB1.
I don't think a white person would dare talk shiiit to me in Nigeria, that white person will regret the day he was born.
But if I am in one of these really racist east european countries, my choices will definately be limited. The police might look the other way if their white counterpart talks shiiit to you, but if you retaliate, you could be arrested or harassed.
My first instinct of course is to talk shiit back, but one must proceed with caution (given the location).