A white woman unleashed a racist rant against an Asian woman for simply working out at the Charles H. Wilson Park in Torrance, California.
In a video taken Wednesday by the Asian woman, known on Facebook as Sherry, Sherry is doing toe taps on a stairwell when the white woman walks down and appears to possibly bump into her.
After Sherry exclaims, “Jesus!” the white woman then sounds off on Sherry, yelling, “Next time you ever talk to me like that, you’re gonna get your ass kicked by my family. They’re gonna ---- you up!”
The woman then uses racist language against Sherry.
“Get the ---- out of this world, get the ---- out of this state, go back to whatever ------- Asian country you belong in. You little ------- -----! This is not your place. This is not your home. We do not want you here!” the white woman is heard saying in the clip.
The shocking video was later posted on Twitter by @mynamegangg, Sherry’s co-worker and friend, and on Facebook by Samantha Baker, also Sherry’s friend.
My coworker/friend encountered an evil racist at the park during her workout in Torrance today 🤬 pic.twitter.com/z0fXtUNpmI— Sweet T (@mynamegangg) June 10, 2020
According to Baker, Sherry has reported the incident to the Torrance Police Department and has been given an incident number.
Another one of Sherry’s friends, Rachel Tennell, tweeted the video and says Sherry “now does not feel safe to exercise in the park because of this.”
My friend was threatened in Wilson Park in Torrance, California today while she was working out in a public park by a Karen. She now does not feel safe to exercise in the park because of this. This is infuriating @TorranceCA @TorrancePD @ABC7 @CNN @LANow pic.twitter.com/JkZbRpODbA— Rachel Tennell (@rmtennell) June 10, 2020
Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey told ABC7 that the city is aware of the incident and confirmed that authorities are investigating.
“Public safety is a high priority in the City of Torrance,” Furey told the news channel. “And, all visitors to our open spaces should always feel safe and free to exercise while practicing social distancing without conflict. Conduct like that displayed on the video cannot be tolerated.”
Furey added, “We strive to deliver essential services to our community with integrity, honesty and respect for all users.”