An unidentified white woman demanded that a "white doctor" treat her son at a health clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on June 18 (video below).
Hitesh Bhardwaj filmed the woman while waiting for his appointment at the clinic, notes CBC News.
"Seriously, in the whole entire building there isn't one white doctor?" the woman asked a clinic employee.
The employee explained that the woman's boy needed to see a pediatrician.
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"What you're telling me is that my kid, who has chest pains, is going to have to sit here until 4 p.m.?" the woman asked. "Can I see a doctor that is white, that doesn't have brown teeth and speaks English?"
People in the waiting room told the woman to take her child to the hospital, but she walked up to another employee and repeated her request.
When she was denied, the woman asked: "Oh my God, what type of horrible country do I live in?"
Later in the video, the woman lamented being white:
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Being white in this country I should just shoot myself. My kid is part not white so can we get somebody to see him that at least speaks English? I've spoken English. We want somebody Canadian to see him, there must be one person? He was not speaking English. His teeth were brown.
A female patient in the waiting room told the woman: "Your child clearly has more issues with you being his mother than him needing to see a doctor. You are extremely rude and racist."
More patients joined in on the conversation, and the woman fired back: "You’re brown, you’re all attacking me because I’m white."
"It’s because you’re racist," a female patient told her. "It's because you're using racial slurs, that's not okay."
Bhardwaj, who filmed the racist woman, told CBC News: "I couldn't help but record the video. This is bad, this is inappropriate and shouldn't go unnoticed."
Bhardwaj, who is an immigrant to Canada, added: "I couldn't stop thinking about it. The whole episode kept on repeating in my head, I was very upset. You know I can't even define the feeling."
Cheryl Teelucksingh, a sociology professor at Ryerson University, called the video an example of "everyday racism" that is "beginning to resurface."
According to Teelucksingh, some Canadians are empowered to say inappropriate things because of the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, and because of perceptions of multiculturalism in Canada.
Teelucksingh was glad to see witnesses standing up to the racist woman: "That sort of shows the broader societal values and that offers some hope."
Const. Mark Fischer told CTV News that the police were called to the clinic about a woman who was "being verbally aggressive" and demanding to see a "white doctor."
"The officer found that no criminal offense has been committed or was in the process of being committed," Fischer added.