Yet another incident of public racism against Chinese in the US has ignited outrage online with an American woman berating a student from China and his girlfriend for having the gall to sit at a table in a New York City McDonald’s.
“Who has the right to sit at a table? Me, an American, or them, foreign dogs?” the crazed woman asks in a video posted to Facebook last Saturday by Shen Siwei. She continues: “Don’t come here and sit on our tables. I’m trying to eat and this is sitting on the table!”
Shen says that he and his girlfriend had sat down at a table to decide on what to eat when the woman suddenly began going on a racist tirade against them, saying that since they had not ordered any food, they could not sit down.
Later, when a manager comes over to try to resolve the situation, the woman questions the manager’s credentials, saying “she looks like a Colombian woman.” Eventually, the woman stalks off to find the “real manager.”
The incident left Shen shaken, disturbed and confused. “This is 2017 and some random lady said I can’t sit here because I didn’t order anything and I’m not American?!!!! What the fuck, America!” he wrote.
What the fuck, America, indeed.
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