Wal-Mart shopper tells Latina to leave country, calls shopper N-word

Cheryl Sanders
May 24, 2017

It's like they can't contain their racist little selves.

A Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas, is working to identify and ban a shopper after video of the shopper racially abusing two women went viral, NBC reports.

Eva Hicks, the Latina shopper targeted in the video, pulled out her phone to record the interaction.

The shopper tells Hicks to go back to Mexico again. "Go back.wherever you're from".

Eva Hicks, the woman who posted the video, said she was trying to get medicine from the pharmacy aisle at a Walmart located in Centerton, Ark., when the woman she was attempting to pass started yelling at her.

"Don't be rude", Hicks told her.

"You're the one that's rude".

At that point another woman's voice can be heard in the background in disbelief.

"I said 'Excuse me, '" said an indignant Hicks. The manager adds that Hicks "has every right to be here as you". "We don't want you here".

"I don't need to stay out of it. You are yelling loud enough for everyone to hear, stop being ignorant".

"A nigger, calling me ignorant", the white woman says. "All this "go back to Mexico" and all that stuff".

"You know what, you kill people with kindness".

"It's not your country". An African American woman could hear the encounter going on and stepped in to defend Hicks. "We have no tolerance for the language or actions of this customer and are proud to see that our manager responded appropriately by asking her to leave the store". Activist Shaun King also tweeted out the video, which racked up another 1.55 million views on his account. Randy Hargrove, the senior director of Walmart Media Relations, said the behavior of the white woman was "unacceptable". Walmart released this statement afterwards: "We value respect for everyone who visits our stores, whether they're customers or associates".

The manager then patiently tries to calm the woman down but she stands her ground for a couple of minutes, standing behind her trolley - which contains a large multi-pack of toilet paper.

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