Excellent point, Ranjeet Tate. Though I don’t think it was reported I also assumed his friend was white. Everything I’ve read about violent crime finds that the vast majority of assault, (with a few exceptions, of course) is within a perpetrator’s own racial and ethnic group. Although the racists that don blackface seem to do that more for their own ignorant entertainment rather than vengeance — usually costume parties. Because they think an ethnicity is a fun costume for a night.