Thank you for reading and your painful example. I don’t know a Black person who hasn’t had a scary encounter with a White woman. Because of the history of the police believing White women regardless of the evidence and witness discounting their allegations, Black men and women have been trained to fear White women. White women wield a weapon of victim hood that can cost us our freedom in an instant. Most White people don’t give it a second thought. We think about it every step we take. That young man you encountered probably had many encounters where he was made to feel as if he was a threat. I’m glad you were able to sense his fear and remorse. It also speaks to your heart. Too many White women don’t have that type of emotional intelligence.