"Ever heard of Nagasaki?"
"Yeah," I grinned, "but that's not in Southeast Asia. That's in Japan, man. That's where they dropped the second atomic bomb!"
Ignoring my irrelevant information, this man, about 30, continued to quiz and educate me, "Do you know where the word n-word comes from?"
"Negro? As in a mispronunciation of negro?"
"No, man. Negro comes from naga, and naga is a sacred snake. If you're a Southeast Asian, you must know how sacred the snake is, for you guys have turned the snake into a dragon, like Bruce Lee, enter the dragon! So the black race is sacred. We are the original and most powerful race, but the white man can't stand this, so they have corrupted our name from na-ga to nig-ger. Are you following me?"
"The white man would have you believe black people are only from Africa, but that's nonsense! We were everywhere. We built Angkor Wat and the Egyptian pyramids. To keep us down, the white man has rewritten our history. He wants the world to think we're just savages but we're the original man, the true man and the greatest man. The Buddha was a black man. You ever noticed his full lips and kinky hair? King Solomon was black, and Jesus, of course, was black. From us, everything has come. We're not just black, we're all colors! See those people right there? What do you see?"
"I don't know. Three people?"