An unidentified white late-middle-aged woman was banned from the Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Kentucky, after she was filmed going on a racist tirade against two Hispanic women (video below).
The video was originally posted on Facebook by Renee Buckner on Dec. 20, notes the Louisville Courier-Journal. Footage of the bigoted rant went viral before Buckner took it down.
In the video, the middle-aged woman is standing in a JC Penney, and berating the Hispanic women who allegedly cut ahead in the checkout line:
Go back to wherever the f*** you come from lady. Tell them to go back to 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. That's the way I look at it. You're a nobodies. Just because you come from another country, it don't make you nobody.
Nobody, as far as I'm concerned. Probably on welfare. The taxpayers probably paid for all that stuff. It's true! We probably paid for every bit of that stuff. You know that? Probably all the food they get and everything else. I'm sorry that's the way I feel. That's OK, speak English, you're in America. If you don't know it, learn it.
The Jefferson Mall noted on Facebook on Dec. 20 that it was banning the woman:
We are aware of the video posted online today from one of the department stores. Jefferson Mall strives to create a comfortable and convenient experience for all of our guests and we absolutely do not condone this type of behavior. We will work to identify this woman, and once identified, she will be permanently banned from Jefferson Mall, per our Behavioral Code of Conduct.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said in a statement that he was "sad and disappointed to see conduct like this," and reminded his community that America is made of immigrants:
As a country of immigrants, we must understand that we only move forward through peace, acceptance and embracing those who are different from us. These are basic American values protected in our Constitution, values embraced in this welcoming, compassionate community.