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Woman in Clinic Caught on Video Demanding a 'White Doctor' Who 'Doesn't Have Brown Teeth' and 'Speaks English'

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Woman in Clinic Caught on Video Demanding a 'White Doctor' Who 'Doesn't Have Brown Teeth' and 'Speaks English'

When confronted by other patients, she said they were "attacking me because I'm white."

Published June 21, 2017

On Sunday, a woman was filmed in a Canadian clinic demanding her son be treated by a "white doctor" who "doesn't have brown teeth" and "speaks English."

Hitesh Bhardwaj was waiting in the room at Rapid Access to Medical Specialists in Mississauga, Ontario, when the unidentified woman kept requesting her son be treated by a white doctor. 

"I couldn't help but record the video," Bhardwaj told CBC Toronto. "This is bad, this is inappropriate and shouldn't go unnoticed."

In the video, the woman asked clinic staff for a "white doctor" to treat her son, who had been suffering from chest pains. When staff informed her there was no white doctor available, the woman answered "being white in this country, I should just shoot myself."

"I saw a doctor that was not white that did not help my kid," says the woman in the video. "I would like to see a white doctor. You're telling me there isn't one white doctor in this whole entire building?" 

  1. Other people in the waiting room were so fed up by the woman’s racism that they confronted the woman and tried to get her to go to a hospital.

    "I was there and they only have brown doctors,” the woman responded.

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

    Later in the exchange, the woman accuses the witnesses of "attacking me because I'm white."

  2. As the video became a trending topic, many people said they were surprised to see this behavior in canada
  3. However, several locals said Canada has been experiencing a resurfacing of racism

    Cheryl Teelucksingh, a sociology professor at Ryerson University, says this incident is a result of the racism that has been vocalized after Trump’s election.

    "I think people are feeling that there's a little bit more space now to question who's in positions of power, who's actually getting the jobs, those sorts of things," Teelucksingh told CBC Toronto.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: CBC News)

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