The violence occurred during Chicago's Gay Pride weekend at the Subway restaurant at 901 West Belmont Avenue.
According to YouTube user Jlorenz587, who is African American, the trouble started when a white customer complained about the amount of time it took him to place his order.
"This white guy kept talking shit to me about my order, because I wanted it exactly how it was supposed to come," said Jlorenz587.
Then, according to Jlorenz587, despite the fact there were plenty of empty seats in the restaurant, the man sat next to him and continued to taunt him.
"After he is done getting his order, he chooses to sit right next to me and proceeded to talk trash. Then he said something like, 'you black people are all the fucking same,' said Jlorenz587.
Based on what we were told, when other customers overheard the man's racial comments, someone threw ice at him and a customer in red shorts grabbed the man by his shirt.
In the video, when the white man and the man in the red shorts are finally separated, another patron at the scene told the man in the red shorts to "be the bigger person".
Although a lot of emphasis has been placed on the black-on-white crime issues in Lakeview, Chicago News Report spoke with several African Americans who claim to be victims of police racial profiling and white-on-black racial hostility in Boystown.
"A lot of fights are started by drunk, smart-mouthed white queens in Boystown," said one black man who lives in the area.