China News Service, January 18. According to the US "World Daily" report, a Chinese woman living in Springfield, the capital of Illinois, USA, politely gave up the only thing she wanted to buy at Lowe's, a household tool store in the city, on the afternoon of the 17th. One of the two fire pits was given to a white woman. Unexpectedly, not only was she not thanked, but she was also insulted on the spot: "You must give it up before you pay, this is the law, or go back to your country."
After responding to the store owner, a male white employee of the store not only did not provide assistance, but instead demanded that the Chinese woman delete the relevant video recorded on her mobile phone on the spot on the grounds that "you have threatened the safety of the entire store".
The Chinese woman was interviewed by a World Daily reporter on the 17th and said, "In the past two years, I have often heard incidents of Asian hatred or discrimination, but I never imagined that in the simple town where I lived, I would experience such a depressing experience."
Illinois Rep. Ma Jingyi said after learning about the incident that the 17th was the anniversary of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. In 1963, he delivered a "I have a dream" speech. However, after nearly 60 years, this kind of thing still happened. Racial discrimination is very distressing.
She said that she is contacting the local government authorities, hoping to get a reasonable deal as soon as possible.
The Chinese woman said that she went to the store on the 17th and wanted to buy braziers, but there were only two left at the time. After she took them down, she called her father because it was too heavy, so she called her father to help load the shopping cart before going to the checkout.
At this time, a white mother and daughter came over, and the older mother said to the Chinese woman, "Do you want both? Have you paid the bill?" The Chinese woman replied that she would buy both, but was waiting for her family to help carry it. So before you pay, the white woman says, "It's not yours until you pay, I'm going to take one."
The Chinese woman politely gave up one of the braziers to the woman. Unexpectedly, instead of thanking her, the woman told her, "You must know that this is the law of the United States, or you will go back to your country."
It is natural for the white woman to make racially discriminatory remarks, so the Chinese woman asked the other party to apologize on the spot, but she was rejected. She then followed the white mother and daughter to the checkout counter and explained the situation to another white male employee present, thinking that she could get solidarity. Big disappointment.
The male employee kept telling the Chinese woman that she must delete the video on her mobile phone immediately, and mentioned that "the video recording has threatened the safety of him and the whole store." Although the Chinese woman repeatedly stated that she had the right to record herself to protect herself, and hoped that the store could help the police, but The employee still insisted that the Chinese woman delete the video, apparently ignoring the discriminatory remarks of white women.
The Chinese woman said that the other two employees in the store came forward to coordinate, because she was too weak, she left the store and decided to announce the process after returning home, hoping to arouse the attention of all Asians, "Racism is omnipresent, whether it is big or small. In cities or small towns, only by speaking up bravely can we protect ourselves, our families and the next generation.” (Huang Huiling)Keywords: