hile driving in Fremont, California, a Korean-American Air Force veteran was harassed by a racist woman who shouted at him to “go back to fucking China!”
The veteran, James Ahn, posted a pair of videos onto YouTube yesterday showing his encounter with the bigoted woman.
“Go back to your fucking country! This is my country. This is not a Chinese,” the woman yells in the first video while pulling back her eyelids. “Oh my God! Chinese ugly! Ugly Chinese!”
While in the second video, she is seen shouting:
“Go back to your fucking China, you ugly Chinese! You fucking Chinese! You go back to China! Go back to China, you idiot!”
Oddly enough, the woman’s English appears less than fluent, indicating that she is likely an immigrant to the country herself.
In a Facebook post, Ahn says that woman had started threatening him on the road because he was obeying the speed limit and not driving fast enough for her liking.
“As I changed the lane, she kept driving towards my car gesturing to crush me and cutting in front of me to slam on the break,” he writes. “I later realized that this was more like a hate crime than a road rage.”
Ahn says that he plans to file a hate crime charge against the woman, leaving her with this message: “FYI racist lady, this is my country since I am a citizen plus veteran currently serving this country. Do not disrespect anyone by their race!”
Facebook users have been quick to denounce and poke fun at the woman’s shockingly racist ways:
However, in a cruel twist, Ahn actually ended up having his Facebook account temporarily suspended for violating the social network’s “hate speech policy” after posting the videos on Facebook.
He is certainly not the first to face these kinds of vile, racist attacks in the US. Back in March, an Asian-American man posted a video online showing how he was harassed by an Orange County college counselor while taking a walk in Long Beach with the woman telling him and his family to “go back to your country.”
In a similar incident in October 2016, aNew York Timeseditor was walking down the sidewalk in Manhattan with his family when a woman shouted at them: “Go back to China! Go back to your fucking country!”
The incident caused the editor to write an open letter to the woman and to ask Asian Americans to tweet to him about their own encounters with racism in the US, hashtagging them “#thisis2016.”