When your health is in danger, what's the most important thing to you? Finding a doctor right? For a Canadian woman, the important thing for her was finding a WHITE doctor for her son's chest pains.
According to NYDN:
After requesting a doctor that is both white, “speaks English” and doesn’t have “brown teeth” for her son — who was suffering from chest pains — the woman is told she’ll have to wait until 4 p.m.
“I saw a doctor that was not white that did not help my kid,” the woman repeatedly says over the course of the four-minute clip. “I would like to see a white doctor. You’re telling me there isn’t one white doctor in this whole entire building?”
At one point in the recording she can be heard saying: “Oh my god. Well what’s the closest you have to speaking English?”
Her exchange with clinic staff escalates fairly quickly and several patients also waiting critique the woman for her “racist” remarks. She responds by calling them “brown” and claiming that they were targeting her because she was “white.”
They call her “unbelievable” and “ridiculous” and point out speaking English is not exclusive to white people. Some advise her to seek medical help for her boy elsewhere.
“My kid is sick. I spoke in perfect English before I asked to have somebody that speaks perfect English,” the mother can be heard saying.
At another point she says: “Being white in this country, I should just shoot myself.”
Bhardwaj, who uploaded the recording of the racist tirade online, told CTV Toronto he was shocked by her blatant bigotry.
“Seeing it so openly, without any fear, in front of so many people, without even fearing that someone can report her — it was really shocking,” he said.