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Woman tells Filipino family in California: ‘Steal our food, steal our money, steal our jobs’

/ 05:18 PM June 13, 2018

A woman went on a racist tirade against a Filipino family while they were in line at a supermarket checkout counter.

The incident caught on video happened in Daly City and was shared Saturday, June 9, by a friend of the couple, Danika Aquino.

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The elderly woman comments on their purchases: “Look at all the groceries they buy.”

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The couple remains calm, with the woman, Jenny Veladera, not confronting her but stating, “So racist.”

“We’ve got a family to feed,” her partner responds.

“So what? Go back to your country,” the woman says.

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“This is our country,” the man replies.

“You’re lying, you’re lying, you’re lying, just like how you got here.”

The man is heard talking to a person not seen in the camera, presumably the cashier. “You have the right to refuse service right? I think you should.”

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The video was originally uploaded on Veladera’s Instagram page. Prior to her page becoming private, she said in the caption, “I’ve never felt so angry and sad overall because I had my 5-year-old with me.”

A comment left on the video said: “It’s the same woman that my little brother and Jose had an encounter with in line at Target.”

Racism against Asian-Americans has become increasingly documented with smartphones and social media. Last Friday, June 8, a white Florida woman was captured venting discriminatory remarks against an Asian nail salon owner, who kept attempting to appease the woman.  /ra

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