This Richmond BC woman caught on camera spouting a racist rant against Asians after a parking lot collision told a news outlet she’s actually not a racist after all?
This Richmond, BC woman is now famous for all the wrong reasons. According to CBC News in their own followup to a story from earlier yesterday (Aug. 23, 2019) CBC news took the initiative to actually call the woman identified as one Carla Waldman, to verify her story. Carla surprisingly answered and didn’t deny one bit of her original encounter.
Not only that, Carla maintains that
“I do not regret anything I said to her because she was a very mean person,” Waldman said.“I don’t care what they’re calling me. I am not a racist person.”
Here’s the video that’s been making the rounds online. I’ll let you judge for yourself.
Amy Xu, the Asian woman behind the camera, recalls that she and her daughter returned to their car in the Richlea Square Shopping Centre to find that someone else’s car was touching hers. Allegedly the other car crossed her allotted parking lot space and bumped forward into Xu’s car.
This is a common parking lot mistake which oftentimes results in small amounts of paint being chipped off and bumper-to-bumper damage. It’s not clear how much damage Carla caused to Xu’s car but it was enough to where Xu stayed around long enough for Carla to return.
The racist rant from Carla ensued.
Not only does she spout several anti-Asian racist terms, Carla throws out the “your kind can’t drive” card which is ironic given Carla’s the one who crashed into the back of Xu.
It’s also doubly ironic because Richlea Square Shopping Center has more than a handful of predominately Asian restaurants and grocery stores, an obvious sign that there’s a large enough Asian population that’s established itself in the surrounding area, a tangible sign that Asians are not only welcome, they are established and respected members of the Canadian community.
I can only assume that all Xu, and the rest of the Asian community wants from Carla is an honest apology.
It’s not OK for anyone to have such vitriol towards any ethnic group, no matter what generation you’re born in.
It would be remiss of me not to quote a great comment in that video I’ve posted above from Paul Jabert.
What is shown here is one of the reasons it’s recommended to record and report -using police or managers depending on the situation. If you confront a perpetrator, instead of using the police, or a neighbour, instead of using the manager- expect nonsense or violence. They are obviously out of it because they’re doing something wrong in the first place. Did you expect a rational response from a person who did something irrational? Usually not going to happen.