Discrimination on 86th street

Discrimination on 86th

I am american born chinese and grew up in Brooklyn New York. I am not blind and I know that discrimination is still out there, however this is the first time I’ve seen discrimination so direct and without remorse.

On this July 4th, My mom passed by a store named “HomeTex of NY” with her friend because she wanted to purchase an area rug. Upon viewing the rugs outside the store an employee of the store asked her to go inside to look. A few minutes later the manager walked in and told my mom and her friend “you can’t look today, look tomorrow”. My mom was so angry she just walked out while her friend began arguing with the manager, after a while of arguements her friend stated the manager was being racist and my mom continued to get even more annoyed at the incident.

As soon as I walked home my mom explained the incident to me and I asked if she called 311 and she said she is not comfortable with calling 311. Immediately I told my mom we are going back to the store and speaking with this person again. I drove back to 2203 86th street Brooklyn NY and walked into the store with my mom, this time the manager did not say anything so my mom became even more furious and I decided its time for me to question the manager

This is the outcome of that confrontation…..

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13 Comments

  1. Very nicely done.

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  2. You should have still took the action and called. He might have apologized to your mother, but it can happen to anyone, Bensonhurst is a busy neighborhood, and maybe he doesn’t understand the words “just looking”, but to run a business, he should knows the basic procedures and rules.

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  3. You handled it pretty well. Your mom must be proud to have your support.

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  4. Thank You,

    I agree I am still thinking of contacting 311. It seems its unanimous that everyone agrees 311 should be involved. I will probably call tomorrow afternoon / evening

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  5. Definitely, 311 should be involved.

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  6. Great job in defending your mom and the chinese race. Def call 311!

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  7. You tell this mother fucker who is boss. Tell that dumb ass to go back where he came from. Stupid racist dumbass. You should have made a big ass scene in front of his store so the cops come and file a report.

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  8. Way to go! I live only 10 blocks away from 86th Street and pass by this store every time I go to the train station. Whether it was a matter of race or not, this guy made no sense whatsoever! Either he’s never shopped in his entire life or he was just making up some bull. Call 311 and let them handle it. That’s what they’re there for. And to the first poster (Anonymous), you really should take a look at what you just wrote. Writing, “Tell that dumb ass to go back where he came from” is just as racist as what that “dumb as” did. Racism begets racism.

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  11. your wrong, this guy is right, asians are damn cheap

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  12. Dat X – I never said asian people are not cheap, I know they are cheap, however discrimination is discrimination. If you listen to the video carefully you will notice I did state my mom was only looking for colors and was about to purchase the rug.

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  13. Asians are allegedly “cheap” so therefore you’re allowed to racially harass us?

    Anyways, as an ABC living in SUNSET PARK – YOU GO GIRLLL!!!

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