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Man yells racist rant at group of Asian people in Vancouver and it's hard to watch

If you happen to be one of those people who needs even more proof that racism is alive and well in Canada, look no further than a video circulating online of a white man in Vancouver yelling his anger about China at a group of young people from Taiwan.

The video, which was posted online by Carol Chiu, shows a man approaching a group of young people and spewing his ignorant, racist beliefs at them. 

Chiu posted on Facebook that she and her friends were simply minding their own business and waiting for their lunch when he came up to them and started ranting about China.

"When the Chinese immigrate, that's a conscious decision, right? They immigrate here, they learn English, right? They accept the Canadian culture and they act accordingly. They don't change Richmond, or wherever else they go, into Little China, because that's racism and... that's a form of segregation. We expect them to learn English and we expect them to blend into the Canadian culture," he can be heard saying in the video.

"They are no longer in 'shing jin' or 'bing bing' or 'ding ding' or whatever you want to call it, they're now here, in North America. And here, English is the common language and the the language of work, right?"

Chiu and her friends can be heard in the background repeatedly telling the man that none of them are even from China, but he proceeds to ignore their words and continue projecting his anger at them.

He then goes on to say that "no one's going to like the Chinese community down the road" because they "seem to be culturally insensitve" and "don't adapt." He also expresses several unrelated grievances with the Chinese government.

"You go to a place and you basically propagate," he can be heard saying in the video.

At this point, one of the individuals in the group tries to cut the man off, but he continues to insist that they should listen to his nonsensical rant.

"We're mad. We're mad at China and we're mad at the Chinese culture," he says.

Towards the end of the video, several bystanders can be heard interjecting and asking why he's blaming this random group of individuals for his anger.

Eventually, after bragging about graduating from McGill Law School and growing visibly frustrated, the man storms off. 

Chiu's Facebook video has been shared more than 300 times since it was originally posted earlier this week, and nearly 50 people have commented condemning the man's actions.

"It's unfortunate we were picked on by this gentleman, but I'm thankful we had allies who chimed in to help us,"she wrote alongside the video. 

"Granted, the dude did not say anything racist to us... simply yelled at us cuz he was mad at the Chinese government...BUT whenever you see anything that's discriminatory or racist or harassment, say something! be the solution! That's the Canadian way!" 

Lead photo by

Carol Chiu

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