From the Oscars to work and school, race has always been an issue – sadly, even with little ones. In this video, toddlers were asked to pick between light and dark-skinned dolls and explain which was good and bad. Their responses might provoke a few tears.
You’ve might’ve seen the videos of black children choosing white dolls as “good” dolls.
The internet is filled with videos lately of people willing to let their racism show in full force. We’ve seen Permit Patty, Taco Truck Tammy, and, now, we have Walmart Wendy. The incident took place in April in Glendora, California and the internet is just now hearing about it. Here is what went down from what we can see in the video.
An unnamed woman decided that a Southern California Edison contract worker was just too suspicious for her to handle.
The video starts with the man recording and asking the woman what she had just said. She refuses to acknowledge him. Instead, Walmart Wendy is on the phone trying to talk to Glendora police and can be heard telling the 911 operator that she is standing in front of a man the looks illegal.
The altercation started, according to Walmart Wendy, because he asked her to move her car so he could park his work truck straight.
After he asked her to move her car, she unleashed. According to Walmart Wendy, the man recording her “punked” someone for the outfit so he would look legit but he belongs in Mexico.
“He came out of the bushes. He’s trying to take pictures of me,” she tells the police. She adds, “He’s taking a picture of me and the guy behind him might snap my neck.”
People were, somehow, surprised that his kind of hate and hate still exists in the U.S.
The woman spends the time flipping her middle finger at the man behind the camera and calling him illegal. The whole time, Walmart Wendy stays on the phone with the police asking for help.
Then, a man started to defend the worker from his car calling out Walmart Wendy’s racism.
The unidentified man addresses Walmart Wendy from his car telling her that he is working with the company actively working in the background. She responds calling him “creepy from Mexico” and that he is illegal. That is when the unidentified man from the car calls her racist.
“No it’s not racist,” Walmart Wendy yells. “My dad is black. My dad is black. I’m not racist. This guy’s from Mexico. They punk people and they don’t know everybody’s god damn illegal shit. Do you understand? My dad’s black. Don’t call me racist, asshole.”
Then she made one comment everyone is really interested in.
“I want to make sure this guy is legit. I don’t want him punking somebody,” she yelled. “he could be punking your f*cking job, taking your outfit, working to get paperwork.”
She adds: “Don’t call me racist because he’s Mexican. My little nephew is Italian, Mexican, and aloha. You stupid f*ck. Don’t tell me I’m racist.”
Like, people just want to know what it means to be aloha.
This was all after Walmart Wendy continued to say that she wants to make sure the worker is legit and to make sure he has a green card.
It might have happened months ago but the incoherent ramblings from Walmart Wendy continue to captivate people.
This is a trend that we have seen growing on social media. Cell phones have been utilized to catch people in the act of verbally assaulting people because of their skin color and language.
This kind of behavior has spread under President Trump as more and more people feel comfortable enough to act on their racism and prejudices.
The racist altercations in the U.S. are nothing new. However, technology and social media are making it easier and more accessible for people to finally see it. The cell phone camera and doxxing are exposing the racists who are showing themselves parroting the same rhetoric from President Trump.
The way we dress says a lot about who we are. Style and fashion often get called superficial but think about it… Every morning (or afternoon if you’re a late riser like me) we each make a conscious decision on what we’re going to wear. So, of course, our style choices are a reflection of ourselves as people.
And, of course, there are restaurants and bars and clubs that have dress codes.
But one Sacramento restaurant/bar is being accused of targeting a specific style that is well known to be popular among certain communities. The new dress code is being called racist and the modern day version of a ‘Whites Only’ sign.
A popular Sacramento bar has faced a serious backlash after many accused it of creating a racist dress code.
Many people are criticizing a new dress code enforced by a Sacramento, Calif., bar that is accused of targeting African-Americans and whose critics consider it a “Modern Day ‘WHITES ONLY SIGN.’ “
The popular Barwest recently posted a new dress code that lists certain clothing such as sports wear “gang colors,” chains, grills, baggy clothes and track pants that should not be permitted after 10 p.m. in the midtown area bar.
While people say they are used to Sacramento bars banning certain types of shoes, they believe Barwest, which is known for its “burgers, wings and nightlife.” is addressing a certain group of people.
In an interview with CBS Sacramento, Charlene Bruce said “I’m just trying to figure out, who they’re trying not to have come to their establishment. Just say that.”
Bruce said she was shocked when she saw the sign when she was eating at a place next door to Barwest.
And if we needed any evidence that this was specifically targeting people of color, Black Lives Matter says people who aren’t black have bypassed the dress code.
Sacramento Black Lives Matter leader, Sonia Lewis also shared her thoughts about the bar’s new rules, revealing that she was disappointed.
She told the outlet that the Black Lives Matter chapter used to hold meetings at the bar every week. She said she also spoke to Barwest management about serving people of color in the vicinity as well.
“How could they be taking steps backward was my first reaction,” Lewis told the station. “Like I said, I’m not surprised. It’s very much indicative of the midtown experience.”
While many on Twitter wanted to remind us all that California has long faced the issue of racism.
For many in the Black community, this so-called dress code was just another form of discrimination towards a community who has faced discrimination for decades. California, despite its reputation as a liberal haven, has long dealt with blatant racism. From a failed criminal justice system that unfairly targets people of color to police brutality and unfair housing and employment practices, people of color face an uphill battle in California.
Some suggested that the bar would accept a certain type of apparel over others…
Yes, Sacramento is the capital of left-leaning California but much of the state, including parts of Sacramento, have often embraced racist ideals. In fact, California’s ‘Trump Country’ extends into parts of the city.
Many on social media suggested that not only was the dress code sign likely racist but it was also likely to encourage MAGA-wearing patrons to choose the bar over other options in the area.
Reactions on Twitter ranged from complete and total outrage…
This Twitter user makes a great point. Yes, it’s quite obvious to many that this instance of a strict dress code is being used to target a specific racial group, dress codes are also often used to segregate the classes.
To complete and total ignorance.
This isn’t about dressing like an adult. This is about targeting specific forms of dress that are popular among certain communities. Communities of people who have historically been targeted based upon their appearance, skin color, and form of dress. I mean, ‘no grills?” Seriously? That’s way to specific to just say that they want people to ”dress like an adult.”
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