A mother and her daughter recently endured multiple racist attacks from a woman in their neighborhood in Fremont, California.
An onslaught of slurs: The victim, named Theresa, narrated the encounter to ABC7 News, saying the woman verbally abused her and her 10-year-old child multiple times in one day.
- The woman reportedly introduced herself before asking her invasive questions.
- Theresa shared that the woman wanted to know if she was a renter of the property they were living in.
- In a video shared by reporter Dion Lim, the woman can be seen charging at Theresa, who was recording the encounter.
- The woman can be heard screaming “Go back to China!” multiple times.
- Theresa and her daughter are both Asian but not Chinese.
- As the woman got closer, Theresa asked her to stop because she was not wearing a mask.
- “This is just 1 of 3 racist rants Theresa & her 10-year old daughter were subjected to in their Fremont neighborhood yesterday,” Lim wrote.
Keeping her composure: Commenters on the video condemned the woman’s actions and commended Theresa for keeping calm throughout the ordeal.
- “I’m amazed at how calm Theresa handled the situation,” one user wrote.
- According to Lim, Theresa stayed cool to set a good example for her daughters.
- Theresa is now encouraging other victims of such discrimination to share their stories.
- “We should have a productive and positive conversation about what’s going on so we can facilitate change,” she said.
- Fremont Mayor Lily Mei, who condemned the incident on her own Facebook account, told Lim how dismayed she was at the “lack of respect and kindness in this abhorrent behavior.”
- Meanwhile, Fremont police have dismissed categorizing the incident as a hate crime as “no threat or violent act was committed.”