Ricky Ghansah is a young African who was being harassed by a “super racist”at a Helsinki bus stop. On entering the bus, Ghansah noticed that the man had forgotten at home his wallet and bus pass. He went to the bus driver and paid the man’s ticket.
Read Facebook thread here.
The man, who had called Ghansah racist names, came up to him and thanked him for buying the ticket. He told the man that his show of gratitude doesn’t mean much to him but if he apologized that would.
The man then apologized for his behavior. Ghansah asked if he could apologize a little louder so the whole bus could hear him. He did and the bus passengers clapped their hands in approval at what had happened.
It was a very effective way to handle such a horrible situation. A woman passenger who sat next to Ghansah said that he had handled the situation very well.
Possibly the man who insulted Ghansah is a racist manner will think twice the next time he opens his mouth.