And the Racist Facebook Video Series in the Age of Trump continues. Just when you thought people would learn from this video (remember?), along comes another example from a Walmart in Texas. The following video was posted Sunday afternoon on Facebook, along with this status update:
This happened to a friend who works at a Walmart in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She feels very scared since this incident. And I am wondering if Walmart will do anything to protect its employees of which a large number of minorities.
It is important that we speak up and share these kinds of experiences because only then will our allies know this kind of hate is real. What are your thoughts? Please share with others.
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Here is what the man said on tape to the Walmart employee: “Look at that. Who do you think pays for her hospitals bills? I do. I pay for her hospital bills. She’s a foreigner. She comes over here. She gets sick and fat and obese. And she can’t do anything. She can’t work. But I have to pay her bills. You see what I mean? Am I fat and obese? I go to work every day. I pay taxes. All of these foreigners are living off us good working white people. I’m just telling you the truth. It’s alright. I know you ain’t leaving. I know you’re here to stay. You all should go to your own countries and fix up your own countries. And try to get your own country to be a good country.”
Once the video started circulating on Facebook, it was also shared with The Dallas Morning News, which reported the following about the woman who shot the video:
The employee, who says she became a U.S. citizen 20 years ago after emigrating from El Salvador, said she began recording the video Thursday after the man said he wanted a white employee to assist him.
“It has hurt me a lot because we are working people. We pay our taxes. We have children who study in college,” said Adela, who spoke on the condition that only her first name be used because she is concerned for her well-being.