Disgusted by this woman’s actions
To the woman outside the south Edmonton common Walmart who had the audacity to tell a man to “go back to your country” because he was doing his job, how dare you. How. Dare. You.
I have shared your license plate number so that anyone who knows you can help get you into some sensitivity training.
An elderly man had been riding on a store scooter with his oxygen tank. Right on the scooter it says it is not to be removed from the store. In English and French so they blatantly chose to ignore it and took it outside, while she loaded groceries in the car. This man, doing his job (by the way he’s been there for 10 years as his 10 years of service badge stated) went outside to tell them that they couldn’t take the scooter into the parking lot. He explained it was store policy in order to keep customers safe. Fair enough. This man would have had to walk from the vehicle into the store to get onto the scooter so him screaming at the worker “I CANT WALK” was definitely a lie. Yes he had an oxygen tank but it was probably less than 30 feet to walk to his vehicle, which, as I stated, he would have had to do upon going into the store. So the mans wife or daughter I’m not sure, decided to tell this staff member to go back to his country. Rather than just apologizing and getting the elderly man loaded into the car, these people chose to attack a man and tell a Canadian citizen to go back to his country. His country where? He fucking lives here. He has every right to be here as everyone else.
I am Caucasian so I can’t say I’ve experienced racism towards me but this turned my stomach. This, fellow Canadians, this is a prime disgusting example of white privilege. Someone thinking they’re entitled to rights beyond the basics because they’re white. And to assume a person is foreign because you don’t like what they’re doing? I was absolutely disgusted.
I did tell the woman to get the man loaded up and to move along as well as went in store and made a report and spoke to management, but I’m hoping someone knows who this is and can get these people some help.
To the guy at Walmart, keep your head up, most Canadians don’t feel the way these people do.