Canadian woman caught on camera demanding to be treated by a 'white doctor'

Canadian woman caught on camera demanding to be treated by a 'white doctor'
PHOTO: Screengrab of video

A Canadian woman was caught on video spewing racist demands at a local walk-in clinic in Mississauga, Ontario. In the clip, she insisted that her son be treated by a "white doctor" who doesn't have "brown teeth" and is able to "speak English".

Canadian-raised Hitesh Bhardwaj recorded the incident this past Sunday while waiting for his own appointment, later submitting it to CBC Toronto.

The viral footage features the mother angrily marching up to the counter, accosting the receptionist as she yells for a "white doctor" to treat her son.

"I would like to see a white doctor," the woman adamantly says in the four-minute long video as her son sits passively by her side. "You're telling me there's not one white doctor in this whole entire building?"

 

When the clinic staff member calmly explained that there wouldn't be a white pediatrician until after 4pm, the woman grew increasingly agitated. She complained about her tiring five hour wait, and how she had been forced to deal with a "brown doctor" who couldn't even help her child who was allegedly suffering from chest pains, reported The Root.

"He was not speaking English. His teeth were brown. I do not need his help," Huffington Post reported her saying.

"Being white in this country I should just shoot myself."

The aggressive scene led fellow patients at the clinic to suggest that the woman take her child to another medical centre, since she clearly couldn't find what she wanted in the clinic.

Merely shoving away their disgusted glances, the woman continued to attack the staff member, repeating that her son is sick and has chest pains.

"I'm not going there with all those P*ki doctors, and I don't have money to go to Georgetown," she says.

At one point in the video, after the receptionist is barraged with the mother's racist remarks, another young woman, who evidently witnessed the encounter, confronts the bully.

"Your child clearly has more issues with you being his mother than him needing to see a doctor," the woman says. "You are extremely rude and racist."

Bhardwaj praised the young witness' actions in an interview: "There was a very brave young girl who came right up to her face and said that you are racist and you shouldn't be doing those things." 

He was appalled at the blatant disrespect and hostility, couldn't let the incident go unnoticed.

"I couldn't stop thinking about it," Bhardwaj told CBC Toronto. "The whole episode kept on repeating in my head, I was very upset. You know I can't even define the feeling."

While the police arrived at the clinic for a reported "disturbance", no allegations of threat or assault were brought forward to the police and the woman's son was later treated by a doctor at the clinic, reported Independent.

tarinis@sph.com.sg

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