But it turns out the situation was more complicated: there was a third group, called the "Black Israelites" who were yelling racist slurs and inflammatory comments (I guess they are known for this). So the situation was already tense and confused before the Native American man stepped in to the picture.
I think the situation just shows how quick I and others are to judge. I felt pretty indignant toward the teen, and apparently the online reaction was quite over the top. Regardless of whether or not it was deserved, I'm just left wondering why it is so easy to judge and condemn people who I don't even know. And additionally this shows me how powerful it is to omit details and context in order to distort a picture. I think it's probably instinctual for us to rush to snap judgments, and this is a disaster when mixed with social media and news outlets who are literally monetizing our attention.