Things I’ve learnt from strangers: “I’ve been to Poland, I’ve been to Ukraine. I’m telling you no black man is safe there”

I just walked past a couple of large black guys in the street. It’s just gone midnight and one of them was wearing a reflective vest, I think working as a security guard. They were chatting like they didn’t know each other, but had just engaged in conversation. One said to the other: “I’ve been to Poland, I’ve been to Ukraine. I’m telling you no black man is safe there”. I believed him.