Views: 14616|Replies: 128

Toronto woman: If you cannot speak English, go back to China!   [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Medal of honor

Post time 2017-6-6 09:27:27 |Display all floors

(CP24) A teenager who filmed a woman berating employees in a Chinese grocery store in Scarborough on Friday said he did so to prove Canada has more to do to eliminate racism and xenophobia.

2.jpg

In the video Frank Hong posted to Facebook, a woman at the hot counter of Foody Mart in Scarborough repeatedly tells employees they must “go back to China” because they could not reply to her queries in English.

“Go back to China. This is Canada. English country,” the woman says in the video, pointing to the floor beneath her as she speaks.

When others nearby intervene, some offering to translate for her, the woman then says not knowing English in a workplace is illegal.

“If they’re going to work here, it’s the law to know English.”

She ignores the offers for translation and continues berating the workers.

“Not one of these people speaks English,” she says.

“It’s really my first time ever in Canada really hearing such words so it was shocking,” Hong told CTV News Toronto.

“I put this video out to show the world that racism, xenophobia and bigotry still exist in Canada and we really need to work to stop it.”

Employees of the hot counter at the grocery store told CTV News Toronto on Sunday that the woman in the video yelled at them for 15-20 minutes before leaving the store without buying any items.

Hong’s video has been viewed online several hundred thousand times.

It is actually not against the law for any employee of a private enterprise in Canada to not know English; the Official Languages Act only applies to federal institutions.

Toronto police say there is no investigation into the encounter as a hate-related incident and no complaint has been made to them.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Medal of honor

Post time 2017-6-6 09:30:39 |Display all floors

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2017-6-7 21:04:21 |Display all floors
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 3Rank: 3

Post time 2017-6-7 23:15:33 |Display all floors
Stupid...

1. It's not racist or xenophobic to say you need to know English to live in an English-speaking country. If you want to know what xenophobia is, visit communist countries....The Chinese and many Asians are racists, but it's not a big deal.

2. The Canadians are racists like the Europeans are. It's a cold country. This is obvious. You're a fool to think you and your fellow Canadians are not racists. The least racist country in the world is the USA. All other countries are racists. This is very obvious to anyone who's been around.

This guy is stupid and annoying, and it's no wonder many whites don't like Asians. But I did learn something. Canada had a Chinese Exclusion Act too? For a while there, I was like, is this guy talking about Canada or the USA?

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 3Rank: 3

Post time 2017-6-7 23:16:29 |Display all floors
P.S. I can't ever watch the videos you post. Can't you post the literal link as well?

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2017-6-7 23:52:06 |Display all floors
We Chinese people dont say such to foreigners. Thats why Chinese are much more civilized. Shame on the fat pig on video.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2017-6-8 18:53:16 |Display all floors
Chinaman2017 Post time: 2017-6-7 10:52
We Chinese people dont say such to foreigners. Thats why Chinese are much more civilized. Shame on t ...

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.