While the racist, hateful rhetoric of Donald Trump has certainly done a number on the American people, it seems that his message has spread to other areas of the world as well.
Last Sunday, a major racist meltdown was recorded at an urgent care clinic in Canada, and it definitely shows one of the ugliest byproducts of not being educated about one’s privilege. When Hitesh Bhardwaj was in the clinic waiting room that afternoon, he noticed a white woman having a meltdown over the race of the clinic’s doctors, and luckily he recorded the incident and it is now going viral.
The woman, whose young son was having “chest pains” became irate when she couldn’t be seen by a “white doctor” who “speaks English.” In the video, the woman screams at the staff and doctors, complaining that the doctor she saw did not speak English and had “brown teeth.” When she was told that a “white doctor” wouldn’t be in until 4 p.m., that’s when the woman lost it. She yelled:
So you’re saying, in the whole entire building there isn’t one white doctor? You’re telling me that my kid has chest pains and he’s going to have to sit here until four o’clock? Can I see a doctor that’s white, that doesn’t have brown teeth and speaks English?”
Ignoring other patients’ suggestions that she should take her son to the hospital, the woman bullied the employees behind the counter and said:
He’s sick and his chest is hurting, I don’t want to see a doctor who’s not white. I would like to see a white doctor and there’s no white doctor in this whole entire building.
God, what type of horrible country do I live in? So I want to see somebody else who doesn’t have brown teeth and speaks English.”
At one point in the video, a young girl tried to confront the woman about her inappropriate behavior. The girl said:
Your child has more issues with you being his mother than him needing to see a doctor. You are extremely rude and racist. You want to talk about ‘Paki’ people being in a hospital? Maybe you should check yourself in.”
The racist woman did not respond well to this, and tried to argue that she was being discriminated against for being white:
You’re brown and you’re attacking me because I’m white. It’s because I’m white. Being white in this country… I should just shoot myself. My kid is part not-white, so can we get somebody to see him that at least speaks English. I spoke in English. We want someone that’s Canadian to see him.”
Fortunately, the woman was escorted out of the clinic. Bhardwaj, who himself had emigrated to Canada from India years ago, said he was shocked by what he saw – and that’s what inspired him to record the incident. He said:
Seeing it so openly without any fear and in front of so many people, without even fearing that someone can report her, it was really shocking. It was a mixed feeling of being angry and being frustrated. I was disturbed for the rest of the day.”
You can watch this horrible footage below:
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