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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.

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To the guy at Walmart, keep your head up, most Canadians don’t feel the way these people do.

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  1. This isn’t “white privilege”. A POS comes in all colors. Love it when people label everything as if we have any choice of our race. Post would have been credible if it wasn’t for this comment.

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  2. I don’t condone or endorse the choice of words hurled at the employee, that is wrong. Period. However; is it wrong for the employee to show some compassion? Follow them to the car? Make sure that he’s loaded safe and then drive the scooter back into the store? I’ve seen it done at that location before? I don’t see why it can’t be done again. I disagree with the comment that he walked in therefore he can walk out. How do you know that? How do you know that he wasn’t dropped at the door and walked with assistance inside? Some employees in some retail stores don’t really have much by way of common sense and follow the rules (or their interpretations) too much to the letter of the law and this does irritate customers. As for posting someone’s Plate on this website… what purpose does this do you? You do realize that the person who owns this vehicle has just been essentially called a racist without any sort of proof and just because you posted this in secret doesn’t mean you aren’t liable (responsible) for what you write on the internet, right? You have no proof other than your word that this incident even took place. Be careful the double edged sword that is public shaming.

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    • My thoughts too, his wife or daughter could’ve dropped him off then parked. Some people just need to mind their own business.

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    • I’m sure if they had asked if it was alright to take the scooter outside, it would have been entirely different. When clearly labelled to not remove from store, there is no excuse possible to make removing it right, unless given approval.

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    • How do we know they didn’t ask for permission and that information wasn’t passed down to the employee that chased them out of the store? I shop at that Walmart regularly, it’s busy and it’s entirely possible.

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    • Nick Finnie Nick Finnie says:

      Unbiased opinions win the day. Look at all sides to the story. It was wrong what she said but neither was the employee in the right by demanding first that they return the scooter immediately when the guy is obviously in need of assistance to his vehicle. The whole situation is terrible. We only have one side of the story and to spread hate over what was an extremely inappropriate comment made in what could have been a moment of being angry or frustrated already. Everyone has said things that they dont mean in moments of anger of frustration. Or maybe the woman really is a racist. One side of the story never tells the whole truth.

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    • Brad Daniels Brad Daniels says:

      So it’s the employees fault for doing his job and following store policy? I think we are missing the big point here and that is that racism is not okay in any way shape or form.

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    • Please see the first sentence I wrote. In which I very clearly stated I did not agree with it. Racism is wrong. So it not helping a person with a disability…

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    • Cee Dee Hawn Cee Dee Hawn says:

      If they could drop him off at the door….they can pick him up at the door. There’s no reason to take those incredibly expensive carts outside. Then to insult staff over It! You really think the insurance covers that? Or that the ignorant customers would fix it if they broke it? They wouldn’t even pick him up at the doors.
      No, there’s no excuse for such behaviour.

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    • Yes that totally excuses posting a picture of someone’s vehicle plate information all over the I
      Internet and slandering the fuck out of them for the world to read. Sorry how dare I question Wal-Mart’s insurance requirements!!! Clearly Wal-Mart can’t afford to show some goddamn compassion towards a person who’s handicapped. Last year was all about the handicapped violations this year everyone’s a racist. Use your fuckn heads. Two wrongs here don’t make a right.

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    • If he was dropped off he could have been picked up, especially if the car was that close would have taken a minute or 2 to get into the car and swing around to pick him up.
      Handicapped does not give you the right to make your own rules

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    • If they dropped him off then they could have drove to the door to pick him up. That’s simple.

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    • OH I agree with you Melissa. Was that mentioned when the employee stopped them? What I want to know is what did the handicapped guy in the cart do? The “caregiver” allegedly hurled the racist comment. But what did the guy in the scooter do? DID that particular scooter have a sign on it? Personally I’ve never noticed the signs but I don’t use scooters. Had this been me I would have said “excuse me sir, but I can’t allow you to cross the parking lot with the scooter. I can allow you to wait here while your “caregiver” grabs the car. Can I help you carry your purchases?” The fact is that WE DON’T HAVE ANY INFORMATION EXCEPT FOR THE ONE SIDED ALLEGATIONS FROM A SUPPOSED WITNESS. Honestly, one person posts a picture of my vehicle plate, make and model on the internet with some trumped up one sided story about me and I’m suing the shit out of them and some anonymous website isn’t going to protect them. The actions of the writer are not right here. This is the thing. This is a one sided argument with no opportunity for response from anyone. If that woman or the individual in the scooter gets hurt because of the careless comments of someone on the internet, then that would be terrible. I’m done cause sorry but “she said a terrible and offensive thing” or “he should have known better” doesn’t excuse endangering someone and those arguments are boring and wrong.

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    • Wow, I r3eally hope your level of compassion doesn’t actually happen to you guys if God forbid you should become handicapped. I hope you’re all treated with dignity and respect that all human beings deserve. I include the Wal-Mart employee and ALL people in that statement. SMH.

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  3. Unfortunately this so called white country isn’t looking so white anymore we are being taken over!
    This has nothing to do with that it’s plain and simple the man probably cannot walk far thought they could just use it and return it the comment was unnecessary for sure! But I’d be pissed too

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  4. Abra Shaw Abra Shaw says:

    To all the Muslims ,Jewish, African, Asian , Black, White ,Sikh, East Indian , Native , purple or blue ect …… I will always smile at you, and I will always hold doors, and tip, and respect you all. Not because of your hijab, or your colour or race….. because you are all human too!!!!!!!! I see no difference in people of colour, or those whom embrace their faith with a hijab, or a turban!!!!!One race people…. the human race!!!!!!!

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  5. Everyone will be watching for this plate now thanks for shareing

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  6. Ayah Hamade Ayah Hamade says:

    I’ve had that said to me even though I’m born and raised here. I mentioned that she may want to go back to wherever she came from unless she happened to be native. What’s wrong with ppl these days? Seems Edmonton is getting worse for this.

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  7. Seriously this is awful

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  8. Marc Cornies Marc Cornies says:

    Sorry, there’s no such thing as ” White Privilege ” in this country.

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    • Says the white man.

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    • Christa, being super ugly doesn’t make you not white.

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    • Benjamin Jergen-Hoffe as you’d know.

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    • Sierra Rose Sierra Rose says:

      no need for name calling.

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    • Sam Whincup Sam Whincup says:

      Christa is the only one in this particular thread that made any sense. What a bunch of numbskulls otherwise. No white privilege in Canada? Seriously?

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    • Shannon Land Shannon Land says:

      Without white privilege Canada wouldn’t have shopping malls or starbucks, or that glorious genocide of natives across the stolen land where we build train tracks and highways. No white privilege bullshit (choke on it)

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    • No you choke on it. A thing is only yours so long as you can prevent others from taking it. Deus Vult.

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    • Marc Cornies Marc Cornies says:

      Ok enough with the native garbage argument. They don’t own this country. They were conquered like any other race of people by an invading force. Does Italy pay reparations to the entire continent of Europe for the Roman army? How about England? Russia? For crying out loud people. Germany brought the Entire world into 2 world wars and they got a slap on the wrist. And you want our country to bicker and go broke appeasing 2% of our country for treaties/ agreements that were drafted 400 years ago with a conquered people. Times change. Circumstances change. Anybody know if any other race was here before the natives came from RUSSIA from the frozen land bridge 10,000 years ago? Maybe they were the invaders. Sick of this bullshit.

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    • Marc Cornies that was disproved and they are Still being Lied to and Ripped off to this Day, the Treaties were made to Share Their Land , Not have a bunch of Greedy Thieves pretend to be nice then put them through unimaginable treatment, Get Your Facts Straight or STFU !

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    • Marc Cornies Marc Cornies says:

      What exactly was disproved. Evolution? History? Did you even read my comment. My facts are straight. War is hell. People actually get screwed over. Move on

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  9. Lucia Iorio Lucia Iorio says:

    Well said indeed….thank you for telling this……!

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  10. Get a life, woman!

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  11. That’s disgusting! They had no right to treat the guy like that. I’ve been on the receiving end of racism, being white, and a female, and it’s not a good feeling. And he shouldn’t have used his disability as an excuse either.

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  12. I am not sure that it’s legal to post the license plate – maybe the owner of the car is a racist twit, or maybe a friend borrowed the car. Either way the statement “go back to your country” is laughable and pathetic.

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  13. Katie Gabler Katie Gabler says:

    I dont understand why a license plate needs to be posted. the plate belongs to the car which is not necesarily the driver….

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  14. I doubt she was assuming he was foreign

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  15. Tricia Lyn Tricia Lyn says:

    Posting the plate is not necessary at all. What happens if the actual owner isn’t the racist twit and gets confronted by someone with anger issues, decides to take matters into their own hands? Not smart OP

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  16. Not a good idea posting a picture of the plate! You have absolutely no idea who’s the owner of the car is, some innocent person could be taking the backlash for it!!

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  17. I have to start putting something over my plates lol, when police put me over i will tell them i dont need anyone putting it up on social media for fraudsters to copy do shit i need to pay for even jail for…. this is so wrong, stop posting ppl plates and yes it could be just a friend or family member car.. why didn’t you take a picture of her instead and put it up or of whoever it is.

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  18. Definition of white privilege—- being blamed for everyone else’s problems and behavior just because of skin color, than being called racist if you don’t agree

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  19. What right do you have to take a picture of this persons licence plate and shame them. I hope you get charged by the police

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  20. It’s not against the law to post someone’s license plate number, but I would think these Walmart shoppers could/should be held accountable for their hate crime which is what that kind of racist bullshit is. Quit trying to shame to OP for bringing awareness. Privacy law in Canada is regulated by various bodies and pieces of legislation. Most important among these pieces of legislation is PIPEDA. PIPEDA governs how organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information in the context of commercial activities. The Act applies across Canada, except where a province has enacted a similar piece of legislation. For example, British Columbia enacted PIPA, which governs how private sector organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information. Ontario does not currently have such a law to address private organizations (although there is an act which governs the collection and use of medical information and another act which addresses the collection and use of information by government bodies).

    Generally speaking, organizations are prohibited from gathering personally identifiable information in the absence of consent by those whose information is being gathered. This includes information such as names, credit card information, telephone numbers and so on.

    Privacy commissions have interpreted “personal information” broadly. Typically this has meant any information that applies about a specific person.

    However, there seems to be a new development in the law. A recent decision by the Alberta Court of Appeal held that license plate information was considered to be non-identifiable. Until now, it would have seemed that a car’s license plate would be considered personally identifiable information. This is the rationale for distorting images of license plates in Google’s Street View.

    The logic behind this is that each car can be traced to the registered owner. The court held that a license plate was attached to a specific vehicle, and not a specific person (i.e. the driver of the vehicle is not necessarily the registered owner). Furthermore, the court stated that a license plate was not private information because it is out in the open, available for all to see and record.

    This means businesses now have a legal precedent to rely on if they are recording this kind of information without obtaining specific consent. Furthermore, when it comes to this kind of information, a business need not put in safeguards that it would otherwise have to for personal information, such as storing the information in a safe place

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  21. Good for you! And SHAME on that lady. Seriously SMH

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  22. Brenda Szasz Brenda Szasz says:

    I’ve been told to go back to my own country – and I’m a Caucasian with 5 generations of family here. But I have dark hair and olive skin, and actually some of the most demeaning things have been said by people who thought I was native Canadian 🙁

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  23. Oh shut it peoole. It is an anonymous post. All your people focusing on plate being posted are probably the ones that did it.
    Good luck, seriously, with your stupidity.
    You wanna be an asshole? You risk getting shamed. It is the way of the world now

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  24. Cee Dee Hawn Cee Dee Hawn says:

    You guys realize your plate is public, right? That every minute anyone can see it? You think people need Facebook to do all the horrid things your irrational minds come up with? A city bus driving by dies the same. Park at West Ed? Well, shit.
    smh.

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  25. Pat Scott Pat Scott says:

    takes all kinds of people doesn’t it?

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  26. Very well said!….no reason they couldn’t load the car then go to the doors to pick up the disabled man.

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  27. Laura Hunt Laura Hunt says:

    Ya…that go back to your own country stuff is getting old…we are a multicultural country in the first place. In the second place…no one owns the country they live in. So…stupid comment all the way…

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  28. Peggy Zubyk Peggy Zubyk says:

    Have you ever had difficulty walking, even as little as 30 feet? Well, I do and it callous of you to assume that the man was lying; that in itself is shameful on your part. He might have been dropped off at the door upon arrival or perhaps he used a shopping cart for assistance from the car. I use a Walmart scooter and have seen others take them out of the store so this wouldn’t be the first time it’s happened. I happen to walk back to my car using a cane, but I cannot imagine also having to tote oxygen while having difficulty walking. According to you, he didn’t make the comment so why make allegations against the man who had need of using the scooter?

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    • Peen Mutti Peen Mutti says:

      Great idea – as he was with another person that person could have picked him up from the exit doors, problem solved no walking. Furthermore, when confronted, no need to be a jerk and tell someone to go back to their own country.. there was a simple solution and they could have apologized. Why telling someone to go back to their own country for doing their job is beyond me. Policy is policy – yeah policies may not make sense at times, but it is highly unlikely the person who was doing their job made that policy up. I have family members that can’t walk, they get dropped off at the doors and picked up js

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  29. Ok so I pose a question to you all: if a white person being racist is “clear white privilege” is a black person being racist “clear black privilege”?

    In my eyes: this isn’t white privilege, this is racist, short minded, short sighted bigotry plain and simple. A piece of shit comes in many colours.

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  30. God damn white people fucking suck.

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  31. I am glad these “white privileged” are called out. Everyone check the license plate.

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  32. You have a point, but do you realize you are violating a person’s privacy by publishing their license plate.

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  33. Im disabled and can only walk short distances.I shop and use the scooter at Walmart.I will drive the scooter out to my car but always take it back in.I have on several accasions be approched out side by security about it and they were very understanding about and watched from the door to see that i bro7ght scooter back in.

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