Racist Hate Crime against Children and their Single Mother at W.E.M
PLEASE SHARE…. this is beyond unacceptable and inhumane. So traumatic for my babies, and as an indigenous single parent. :'( STOP RACISM. West Edmonton Mall Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Police Service APTN CTV News Windspeaker CBC Edmonton Help shed light and justice this hurts…
So not even an hour ago my girls and I were victims of trauma from racism and I received assault threats for defending my baby. I was using the washroom at #westedmontonmall we came out to watch a movie we were early so we went for a walk around the mall.
So what happened was my 3year old was concerned we were going to be late for the movie while we were using the washroom. She raised her voice “hurry mommy were going to be late” and this Caucasian woman a little under 6ft came storming in the washroom she caught the end of my baby girl rushing to head to the Lego movie. She stooped to my babies eye level literally 5 inches from her face ( washroom was a little crowded and my baby was in the blue rental cart) and screamed”shut the fuck up!” My baby started crying.. then before I could get around the cart to confront her she rushed into the toilet stall I said “excuse me, shes a baby. mind your own business you had no right swearing at her shes only 3” She said “oh yea you dirty Indians should teach your bastard some manners” my baby is crying and my older girl clutched my arm in fear (being we’re victims of trauma and violence) the woman then said “you fucking stinky neechi go back to where you came from” I responded in ” I’m calling the security this is unacceptable” she then said “oh you want to try that you wait till I get out of here I’m going to slap the fucking disgust out of you get off of welfare all you people are bums.”
About 8 people witnesses this included the washroom attendant I then asked the #wem employee (an individual also of colored race) for the security number. then the attacker she then said” yes retarded Hindus you all think you run this place (the mall)” she then rushed toward us as my baby cringed and covered her face while shes still crying from the woman already yelling at her she got close to us and shout at my baby with the attempt to scream right in her face a second time (her body language showed much rage) saying dirty” fucking kid stfu” while I was on the phone with security she was trying to leave the mall she went the wrong way and into the men’s washroom, keeping her insight she then came close to us still muttering profanities, then again went passed us while still on the phone with security, she goes closer to me and said “fucking dumb Indian get a job, get a life And quit using the govt no one owes you dirty Indians anything.” I didn’t respond much or got into her face because it would work against us as a victims, so I pulled my girls away from her but kept her insight until security came, also the security cameras were on her and able documented this because they spotted her seconds after she got out of the washroom hallway. and I then called police once they had her in physical sight.
I will try and charge her. but I’m so hurt for the three of us. I cried that my baby’s cried, I cried because this is our home, I cried because I left their father because of violence. I cried because im native and the hatred we experienced today we did nothing to her… I’m proud of my culture, I’m proud of my home, I moved back to Edmonton as my safe Haven. I brought my babies out for a movie because they deserved it, we but didn’t deserve this at all. Were so hurt…i cried during my drive home. my babies said mommy pray.. pray for her. #edmonton theres still #racsim not everyone but just one person causes a ripple of pain.. my girls will have to live with this well be reminded, and even though we made tons of beautiful memories at that mall and here in Edmonton well be reminded that because of being categorized were going to be dehumanized by someone. some wont hesitate to attack your children and you and they wont have remorse, this will haunt me as were still trying to heal from many traumas… i just want us to feel safe, and for some of justice :'(… what was her motive? why did she attack us? what made her feel the need or right to traumatized my baby? and rip apart my cultural background? take shots at me and my kids forvbeing of a different race? or why did she have to call my baby a bastard? were not dirty… im not using the govt…
Why did she have to say shed hurt me if i call authority? so many questions right now… i dont know how to feel but sad and disappointed. #eps #wem #victimsofracisim #singleparent (the photo uploaded was taken at w.e.m during a peaceful flash round dance in our traditional regalia where we were honored for our culture).