In yet another incident of racism, a woman at a US department store allegedly lashed out at an Indian staff, and unleashed a racist tirade against a Latino family. Who she thought was, in fact, Indian. The woman was caught on camera by a fellow shopper, which showed her yelling on top of her voice, as she got irritated about the line at the Sears store in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Here’s what she said –
‘Send them back to their own f***ing country…You got an Indian waiting on a Indian, that’s what it is.’
And when someone corrected her that they are not Indian, she said that she ‘doesn’t know what the hell they are’.
Unfortunately, no one at the store stopped her or threw her out of the store.
Simoni Lovano, who recorded the entire incident, said that no one intervened to actually address her hateful comments. He said –
‘Not only did my family immigrate from Sicily but every person in the line besides the woman appeared to be an immigrant, as did the employees.’
He said that he felt guilty that even he didn’t speak up but he is glad that he recorded the video, and he urged people to share it as much as possible, as he plans to monetise it to raise money for social justice organisations that advocate for immigrants.