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A Continuing Rise In Cases… Of Racism

, , , , , | Right | June 14, 2020

I’m out shopping for the first time since the lockdown. I’m waiting in line for the self-service while a customer stomps up to a manager, ignoring any social distance rules we’re expected to adhere to.

Customer: “I can’t believe you hired a [Chinese slur]!”

Manager: “Miss, I need you to calm down and leave my store. Everyone working is here because they are essential. If you’re going to abuse them, you are no longer welcome.”

Customer: “Well, you’ll see who comes to help you when she’s s***ing Ebola all over your floor!”

Manager: “That’s corona. Ebola was in Africa.”

The customer grumbled something that sounded like “stupid drunks” and left the store.

I saw her on my second visit, standing at the entrance shouting at a young Korean woman — who I know because she dated my sister — while she stood there with serene calm telling security to phone the police.

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