A video showing a white woman going on a racist tirade in an Arkansas Wal-Mart has caused a stir on the internet.
The three-minute video shows a woman in a turquoise polo shirt pushing a shopping cart in the medicine aisle of the store. It begins with the white woman telling a Latina woman that’s shooting the video, identified as on Facebook as Eva Hicks, to “go back to wherever (she’s) from.” Suddenly, a female customer walks up and tells the woman to calm down, telling her that she’s ignorant for saying such a thing.
The unidentified white woman tells the black shopper to “stay out of it,” before going further and calling the woman the n-word. The white woman continues to tell the Latina woman to get out of America, saying “we don’t want you,” as she bursts into tears.
Finally, a Wal-Mart employee walks up to the woman and asks her to leave because of “inappropriate conduct,” saying that he could hear her screaming from his office.
The woman moves on from the aisle in disgust as the video ends.
Watch the full video below:
Hicks accompanied the jarring video with the caption: “I never in my life thought this would happen to me. Yes me. Just on a simple trip to the grocery store after a hard day of work. I love this country and I will stay in this country. Friends please share.”
Almost as soon as Hick posted the video online, it garnered a large reaction.
NY Daily News Senior Justice Writer Shaun King tweeted out the video May 23 and said that he was calling on Wal-Mart to ban the unidentified woman from the store for life.
King’s tweet got a big response on social media, with many commending the store’s manager for removing the unruly customer while others were in disbelief at the racist incident.