It’s not just the men who’ve risked it all while trying to protect a supposed enemy. In 1996, 18-year old Keshia Thomas made headlines after using her body as a human shield to protect a man wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt as he was being physically attacked by protesters.

Maybe they should show these clips at Starbucks’ next unconscious bias training.

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