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Wednesday Night

Sprawled on the ground a hundred yards from his home Nick Gilyard hoped he wasn’t going to die like this.

    It was a Wednesday night like any other and Gilyard was walking back to his apartment along Kentucky Street when a black SUV approached with a passenger hanging out the window. As it passes he yells, “You stupid fucking nigger!”

    Unsure of what was coming next, Gilyard dropped to the ground and felt a cup of ice land on him and scatter across the ground.

    The SUV continued on and Gilyard remained on the ground unsure of what was coming next and praying this was as far as the assailants would take it.

Check out the full story over on the Herald's website HERE.

 Miami senior Nick Gilyard poses for a portrait along Kentucky street where a few weeks ago he was walking up the street and a vehicle drove by, shouted a racial slur and threw a cup of ice at him. "I watch movies about racism and I've read about it," said Gilyard on Sunday, April 13, 2014. "You think you have a handle on it but it makes me feel different having something like that happen to me." Photo by Brian Powers
 Miami senior Nick Gilyard poses for a portrait along Kentucky street where a few weeks ago he was walking up the street and a vehicle drove by, shouted a racial slur and threw a cup of ice at him. "I watch movies about racism and I've read about it," said Gilyard on Sunday, April 13, 2014. "You think you have a handle on it but it makes me feel different having something like that happen to me." Photo by Brian Powers
 Miami senior Nick Gilyard poses for a portrait along Kentucky street where a few weeks ago he was walking up the street and a vehicle drove by, shouted a racial slur and threw a cup of ice at him. "I watch movies about racism and I've read about it," said Gilyard on Sunday, April 13, 2014. "You think you have a handle on it but it makes me feel different having something like that happen to me." Photo by Brian Powers