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Heated Exchange About Race And Religion Breaks Out On Bronx Subway Train

May 29, 2018 - 9:03 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Cell phone video captured an ugly argument on a subway train about race and religion.

Last week on a Bronx-bound No. 4 train, an African-American woman went on a rant when no one gave up a seat for a another African-American woman and her three children.

She mentioned it would be different if the family were Jewish.

That's when an Orthodox man spoke up and asked her not to be racist.

"You tell me what I am being racist towards? Because you are Jewish and I said if a Jewish family got on here somebody would have got up. That is not a racist statement, that is a factual statement and you need to learn the difference between race. Judaism is not a race, it is a religion," the woman said. "We are different, you know why? Because your people treat my people different in our community. You treat us differently in our community. You don't even rent to us."

The heated exchange went on from there into race relations in general.

The Jewish man spoke with Israeli broadcaster Arutz Sheva, saying he felt the need to stand up to hate.

The woman has not been identified.