Frank Hong was upset after the recent incident that happened at Foody Mart in Toronto. “GO BACK TO CHINA, GO BACK TO CHINA.” – These were the words the lady kept repeating aat a Chinese speciality store. Frank says:
I never thought I’d hear those words in real life
Frank who was present at the spot also tells us that after three minutes of constant racist verbal abuse and trying to intervene, he started to film this video. Please note that the things we see and hear in this video are after three minutes of constant racist verbal abuse. Imagine, how bad the scenario would have been before this video was actually shot. The lady seems to have calmed down because she realised her intolerant behaviour is being captured by someone.
Let’s raise awareness and make sure this never happens again in Canada. We, as Canadians and as the World, need to stand up to this bigotry, xenophobia and racism.
Where the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, is trying to bring awareness and working towards “No Racism” culture in Canada, there are instances like these which hurt every Canadian resident. Mr Trudeau reiterated early this year the importance of having an open discussion on racism and intolerance in Canada in order to have a more productive society.
Sadly, Racism and xenophobia have not gone any further away from all of us. In fact, things seem to have gotten worse recently. Here are few more instances and tweets from Canada to look at:
"There's no racism in Canada," say white people as they call my family the "Great Wall of China" for not moving out of their way in 2 secs
— Yunie (@Yooncakes) June 6, 2017
Multiculturalism in Canada hasn't always been easy. Being an anglophone growing up here, I've had to deal with this kind of covert racism
— Jason Michael (@AtlanticSC) May 24, 2017
Thinly veiled racism/islamophobia on full display. This is not the Canada I want to live in. Shame on the adults who perpetuate it https://t.co/VKwbh9OBd6
— Luis Conceicao (@TL_ZeromuS) May 23, 2017
While Canada maintains it’s spot in Global Peace Rankings, are such incidents helping the society or doing any good for the progress of the country?
While the US took a dramatic hit in global peace rankings as racism, crime and inequality soar, Canada ranks #8, UK #41 pic.twitter.com/HakxF8IKqi
— Maggie Jordan: (@MaggieJordanACN) June 4, 2017