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Racist Incident Goes Viral

Portland Viral Incident

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
All Photos via Facebook

An Asian American woman returning to her car in Portland, Oregon after buying donuts says she was verbally accosted by a driver for no apparent reason.

Her video of the encounter originally posted on Wednesday has already generated 1.28 million views.

Selina Cairel
Selina Cairel via Facebook

Selina Cairel wrote on Facebook that a stranger began saying the “nastiest most racist thing possible, after wasting my breath trying to knock some sense into her I just let her speak.”

Cairel also pulled out her phone.

“It started when she had said in the most demeaning poor excuse of a supposed “Asian” accent that “She’s Asian,she can’t see that’s why she can’t drive”. I was parked next to her and i did not instigate this at all.”

“She’s disgusting,” wrote one person about the video. “Now she’s famous for it.”

“Sad part, its her roots who taught her to be like that and her surroundings,” wrote another. “Either you have a loving upbringing in which you respect everyone and all races as one or you are brought in a environment where you see hate from beginning. The seed was been fed in her head for long time as a kid that is why she is that way. Selena lots of respect for you for not jumping out of the car to teach her a lesson and escalating to next level.”

“Guess she has a brain the size of a pea, no Asian country borders the US and why is she driving a Hyundai,” wondered another.

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  1. RE: Raciat Incident Goes Viral:Wow when does racial ignorance Clean itself up that’s not Oregon or anything to do with Portland for crying out loud We’ve gone through the thirties the forties the fifties and this is picking up now over an Asian the Asians family probably been here longer than yours Weiss I can’t believe it I think it sucks out loud And I know I’m way older than you are I’m in my seventies and that was something we didn’t even deal with in the fifties and sixties when I was in school. We had some pretty fantastic people blacks Asians and everything in between This literally just turns my stomach.


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