A video of a woman in Mississauga, Ontario has caught the attention of the world when she demanded to see a ‘white doctor’ to treat her ill child.
The name of the woman in the video has been withheld, but the video clearly shows her being upset at being unable to find a white doctor at the medical clinic. Several people in the clinic confronted the woman for being racist, including Hitesh Bhardwaj who recorded the video.
The town is in one of the most ethnically diverse parts of Canada with more than half of the population identified as being of South Asian descent.
According to CBC News, the woman became increasingly demanding in her search for a white doctor.
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?”
What kind of horrible country do I live in? My kid is sick, so I want to see somebody else that doesn’t have brown teeth that speaks English.
Police were called to scene although there were no charges filed. A doctor was finally found that was acceptable to the woman and her son was examined at the clinic.