We are now sadly familiar with incidents where white people tell others that they do not belong in the US and should leave. But that sense of arrogant entitlement seems to be contagious and I recently came across two incidents of immigrants attacking other immigrants and telling them they don’t belong here. Here is the first case.
Another day, another racist incident from somewhere in America caught on tape. This time it is a incredibly offensive gesture and commentary from a female driver in Fremont, California.
In the video, the woman starts pulling her eyes back and saying “This is not your fucking country” and “This is my country, this is not a Chinese. Oh my god, Chinese ugly.”
The other driver, James Ahn, is a Korean-American member of the Air Force Reserve. He posted the video on Facebook and reported that he was driving the speed limit, a reasonable 35 MPH. Apparently the other driver felt that she was entitled to go faster, though, and decided to show her displeasure at his decision to follow the law by launching a racist assault on him.
The woman was (of course) later identified by Twitter users from the video as Suraya E Entezam, apparently from Iran. So, a woman from a country currently demonized in the US is telling a Korean-American that he does not belong here.
The second video was of an Asian man going on a rant against a Hispanic woman, again saying that she does not belong here and that she should ‘go back to your country’.
I have long been disabused of the quaint notion that people who have been discriminated against because of their identity would not discriminate against others because of their identity. But it seems like some people enjoy kicking down even as others kick down on them.