Last night's Midnight Sun protest
About 25 protesters rolled into the Redskins bar wearing Ravens jerseys and cheering for the Eagles during the game, Robinson wrote in an e-mail this morning.
"We acted with sincerity in trying to prove that we're not trash, we're not rowdy, and that we just want to be recognized as valued members of the community, not some subclass of people who aren't worthy to enter the bar," he wrote.
According to Robinson, the staff was friendly and inviting, but the Redskins fans were just the opposite.
"It went beyond the colorful profanities they yelled, beyond the loud cheers directed at us, sometimes a couple inches from our faces, when the Redskins scored," he wrote. "No, Sam, this was much more."
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According to Robinson, one of the protesters had beer poured down her back, another was pushed toward the door, and some rather nasty things were said.
If that's true, than it sounds like the patrons acted unacceptably immature. Either way, Robinson felt he benefited from the whole ordeal.
"I guess I should thank you," he wrote. "I learned a lot here. I'm motivated, and I think I'm learning how to positively motivate people. You contributed to that, though you did so adversely. So thanks."