The fact that racism is a serious problem in America even in 2019 isn’t news. We have a serious problem with white nationalism and xenophobia, to the point that even having dark skin is enough of a reason to be harassed, assaulted, or even killed. Thankfully, things didn’t escalate quite that badly at a California Walmart, but nevertheless, a white woman still took it upon herself to call the cops on a city worker who she claimed looked “illegal” and “creepy.”
Now dubbed “Walmart Wendy,” the unnamed woman was filmed in the Glendora Walmart parking lot in Southern California.
So this just happened at the Walmart in glendora to my friends husband who was working. It's a sad sad world.Posted by Karla V Aceituno on Monday, April 8, 2019
There, she unleashed a ridiculously racist diatribe against a Southern California Edison contract worker who asked her to move her car so that he could park his company vehicle. Instead of simply saying “no problem” and doing as he asked, she dialed up the police to report that the worker had “come out of the bushes” and “looked illegal from Mexico.”
Walmart Wendy also claimed that the worker was “speaking broken English” and repeatedly asked for his green card. Her purpose for reporting the man, as she told the police dispatcher as well as another man in the parking lot who spoke up in the worker’s defense, was that she didn’t want the worker to “punk someone” by stealing an official work outfit and… holding a job to get paperwork? I don’t think it works like that, but Walmart Wendy doesn’t care.
At one point in the conversation, the racist woman even asked the dispatcher, “Do you live here? Are you from Africa?” apropos of nothing.
After being confronted by the male bystander, who called Walmart Wendy a racist, the woman insisted that she’s not a racist since her dad is black and her nephew is “Italian, Mexican and aloha.” Sounds legit.
Did we figure out where Walmart Wendy works at? I just wanna talk to her manager and figure out what someone being aloha means! https://t.co/0gIsrpnIOV— Diana (@the_dijana) September 4, 2019
A friend of the city worker posted the video of the incident on Facebook, where it’s received over 2,000 comments and 6,500 shares. It’s unclear whether the police ever turned up, but if they did, I hope it was to arrest Walmart Wendy.