The person or persons shouting the slurs were obviously out of line. However one line in the story made me feel that this guy was simply making political hay for the bill and trying to draw a line to his civil rights days.
Never since that time has he heard any of those words called out. Since I live in the US and have been out on the streets I know for a fact that this is bull. Unless he has lived a VERY insulated life since then.
So to recap. Bad form for the slurs being called out. BS for the political hay being made from it by the receiver. Suppose that make me a racist as well...
Trying to draw a line to his civil rights days?
When right wing protesters scream the word NIGGER! at you, it probably does take you back to the previous times right wing protesters shouted NIGGER! at you, yes.
Hes entitled to the comparison. It fits, and if those right wing protesters didnt want the comparison drawn, it might have been better if they hadnt shouted NIGGER! at a civil rights veteran.