I wasn't trying to justify anything, just pointing out that people are racist. White people are racist, brown people are racist, yellow people are racist, black people are racist, etc. Are white people more racist than any other race? Hmmm, it seems like making that argument is racist in itself. Projection perhaps.Seriously are you justifying what happened to my grandfather, who was born in the United States and was about as All-American as you could be ? Your attempts to justify the actions of these guys just proves my point.
If the movie had said that he got called a bad name and slapped for touching a white person's hand accidentally in the 1950s South, it might have been believable. When they say he got beat up by a bunch of adults, it's not even believable, and it just stokes racial tensions even more based on some script writer's daydreams. The guy who wrote that part needed a dramatic story at that point in the movie, and that's what he came up with. He's probably a 30-year old white guy who grew up on one of the coasts, went to an Ivy League university, and has never been anywhere near the American south or Compton for that matter. He dreamed this up to play a part in the movie. Or slightly possible, this was a story that Richard told his daughters a few times. Of course, his veracity is not unimpeachable, as he's the same guy who once told his 8-year old daughter that he was going out to buy her a bicycle, and he never returned to her, her four siblings, or her mother, nor ever talked to them again or sent them money or anything.
But hey, if you want to believe everything that Hollywood feeds you, be my guest. Live in La La Land if it makes you happy.