A Facebook user named Janelle Ambrosia claims it is her on the video using the "N'" word frequently in the exchange with the man. There is no indication what may have led to the disagreement that escalated into a verbal racial attack. The man who recorded the video is heard frequently throughout the recording saying "racism is alive and well".
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"My initial reaction is that this video shows the true colors of how this woman feels," says Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen, who says this episode is starting a conversation on race relations. "It allows us to discuss the fact there are still seeds of racism, there are still people who feel this way, and we can't ignore it when someone complains about it as if it's not really occuring; it is occuring."
Pridgen says every time such an incident occurs, it opens up an opportunity to talk about it, without being ashamed about it, but organizing a forum is not necessary. "I was asked to be on a forum tonight, but I cannot because I have plans. This forum is what we need to do constantly and consistenly, so when racism rears its ugly head, the majority of people need to go after it and to remind people this is not acceptable," says Pridgen.
Pridgen adds this video is not reflective of most of the community. "It does not change my mind as far as how far we've come in race relations," says Pridgen. "For one person who says it, there are about 3,000 who feel that's ignorant."