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She Went On A Racist Rant At JCPenney, And Now She’s Banned For Life

CREDIT: RENEE BUCKNER / FACEBOOK 

A video posted to Facebook earlier this week showed an unidentified woman verbally assaulting two Latina women who were shopping at JCPenney. The incident occurred when one of the Latina women, who was checking out, had her friend bring her a few more items to purchase. This apparent “cut” in line didn’t sit well with the older woman, and she quickly began hurling bigoted and hateful language at the two women, who remained calm through out the ordeal. Renee Buckner, a fellow shopper, pulled out her phone and filmed the incident as it unfolded.

Here’s a quick rundown of everything the angry woman managed to say in just under a minute and a half.

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CREDIT: RENEE BUCKNER / FACEBOOK 

“Go back to wherever the f–k you come from, lady,” the older woman in the video fired off. Then the cashier, who’s definitely not paid enough for this kind of situation, warned the older woman about her language. The older woman directed her rant to the cashier, saying, “Hey, tell them to go back where they belong. If they come here to live, then act like everybody else. Get in the back of the line like everybody else does, and be somebody. And that’s the way I look at it.”

Of course it wouldn’t be a racist outburst without a comment about welfare.

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CREDIT: RENEE BUCKNER / FACEBOOK

“You’re nobodies,” the unidentified woman rants. “Just because you come from another country, that don’t make you nobody. You’re nobody, as far as I’m concerned. Probably on welfare. The taxpayers probably paid for all that stuff.” Of course the older woman had no proof to back up her allegations – just her own bias and prejudice.

In the wake of the video being released via social media, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released a tweet condemning the behavior of the angry woman.

Fischer reiterated his sentiments in a series of tweets, reminding people the woman’s racist language did not speak for Louisville.

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Fischer went a step further to remind people our differences are what make this country great.

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CREDIT: LOUISVILLMAYOR / TWITTER

How’s that for solidarity?

Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth released a similar statement, saying he was repulsed by the angry woman’s hate speech.

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Yarmuth’s full statement to Twitter reads as follows:

“I am saddened & disturbed by the racist & hateful outburst caught on camera at Jefferson Mall. Louisville is a compassionate and caring city and the vitriol displayed by the individual in that video is in no way representative of who we are as Louisvillians or of the values we hold. No matter the circumstances, this kind of repugnant and repulsive hate speech should have no place in our society.”

Jefferson Mall, where the incident occurred, has even vowed to ban the belligerent woman for life.

We are aware of the video posted online today from one of the department stores. Jefferson Mall strives to create a…

Posted by Jefferson Mall on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

JCPenney was initially silent on the issue, but pressure mounted on social media…

… until JCPenney released an apology to the two women that were verbally assaulted.

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CREDIT: JCP / FACEBOOK

In a statement, the company reassured customers that this kind of behavior was not welcome in their stores:

“We are deeply disturbed by the incident that took place at our Jefferson Mall store. … We regret that innocent bystanders — both other customers and a JCPenney associate — were subjected to such discriminatory remarks.

JCPenney has also asked customers to help them identify the women who were berated so they can reimburse them for the purchase they made. If you happen to know the women from the video, you can reach JCPenney at their official Facebook page here.


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7 Gift Ideas For The Latino Trump Supporter In Your Life

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7 Gift Ideas For The Latino Trump Supporter In Your Life

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There’s no denying that Donald Trump has Latino supporters  — about 18% of us voted for him. If you have conservative family members or friends, what in God’s name are you going to give them for Christmas? You certainly can’t be a Scrooge and not gift them anything. Here are a few gift suggestions for that Trump supporter in your life.

1. A Book On Latino-American History

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The weird thing about being Latino and a Trump supporter is that hearing him saying “Mexicans are criminals and rapists” has zero effect on you. You also think that a racist comment like that has nothing to do with you. But Trump is lumping YOU and your family into that group. The thing is, being against immigrants – whichever way they enter the United States, or whichever country they come from – means you’re against your own history. Perhaps it’s time for a lesson.

2. A Donald Trump Coloring Book

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We know coloring books are a helpful form of therapy and relaxation. So combine that love for Trump with a need for meditation with a very cool Trump coloring book.

3. “The Life of Pablo”

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Conservatives aren’t keen on hip hop or rap. However, Kanye West’s meeting with Donald Trump changes everything. Get your favorite Trump supporter a taste of what life in the White House might sound like post-inauguration.

4. A Subscription To The New York Times

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Despite the fact that The New York Times has been around for 165 years, and that subscriptions have increased after Trump won, our president-elect still says the paper’s failing… but held a press conference with them anyway. So let’s give The Gray Lady a pat on the back for staying strong during these turbulent times. Trump obviously reads the paper, so you should too.

5.  A Copy Of The Constitution

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Remember when Khizr and Ghazala Khan appeared at the Democratic National Convention this summer? It was such an incredible moment to hear the father of a fallen soldier tell Trump that he should not only read the constitution, but that he could borrow his copy! Does your Trump lover understand civil rights? This handy copy of the American constitution is a must-have for 2017.

6. Trump’s Tweets On A Mug

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A true Trump supporter obviously follows him on Twitter, so pick any tweet that they have faved and put it on a mug. I know you have a lot of tweets to choose from, but whether he’s insulting Megyn Kelly or praising Russia, each tweet is like a little piece of magic.

 7. A Trip To Russia

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Speaking of Russia, Trump’s success in this campaign couldn’t have happened without the help of Vladimir Putin and Russian hackers, so why not pay it forward? Give your Trump supporter a trip to Russia so they can not only thank the Russian people, but also contribute to their tourism economy. It’s a win-win!

And don’t forget to deliver these gifts with a smile.

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READ: Each Of Your Family Members Has A Different Way Of Wrapping Gifts And Here’s What It Looks Like

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