A white man was caught on camera seemingly admitting to being racist while confronting an Asian man in a viral video posted on Reddit’s r/PublicFreakout on Saturday.
What happened: The altercation took place in the parking lot of 798 House, a restaurant in El Monte, Calif. The video was shared on social media by Reddit user u/tefunka.
- Several expletives were exchanged during the heated verbal argument. The reasons for why the argument happened in the first place are unclear.
- At one point, the white man called the Asian man, who is believed to be a car passenger, “f*cking Chinese.” He also called the woman filming the incident a “c*nt” and told both her and the Asian man to “go eat some f*cking rice.”
- The passenger then asked the white man if he was going to tell him to “go back to his country” when he brought up his race. “I was born here, motherf*cker,” the Asian man said. “Why don’t you go back to your own f*cking country?”
- “This is my country,” the white man replied. However, the passenger repeatedly asked him if he was aboriginal, adding, “you talking all this sh*t like you own the place.” The white man then replied, “Yes, it’s my f*cking country, motherf*cker.”
- “Get the f*ck out of here, you racist motherf*cker,” the passenger later told the white man, who responded, “Yeah, I’m f*cking racist. I’m protecting my f*cking country, you motherf**ker.”
- The altercation ended after the white man eventually got inside his vehicle.
Combating anti-Asian hate: California lawmakers assigned $156 million – from the $100 billion spending budget signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom – to combat the rise in anti-Asian hate in the state last July, according to NBC News reported.
- The Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center had logged 1,691 cases of anti-Asian hate in California between March 2020 and February 2021, the Sacramento Bee reported in March.
- The reported cases range from verbal to physical, and some include being refused service for being Asian amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Featured Image via u/tefunka