You would think that if your child was sick or in pain, that you would want any qualified person to help them and come to their aid. That is, unless you were a hateful racist, apparently. A woman at a walk-in clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada brought her son in because he was complaining of chest pains. But she didn't want just any doctor. She demanded to see a "white doctor" who "doesn't have brown teeth" and "speaks English." In a video posted on YouTube by Hitesh Bhardwaj, who was also in the waiting room, other patients suggested the woman should just go to the hospital, but she dismissed them by saying she came from there and decided to leave because she had gotten a "Paki doctor" there. "They only have brown doctors and they did not help my kid," the woman told staff at one point. "What kind of horrible country do I live in? My kid is sick, so I want to see somebody else that doesn't have brown teeth that speaks English," she said.
Following a four minute rant against the receptionist, other employees jumped in and told the woman that no white doctors were available, to which she bluntly said, "being white in this country I should just shoot myself."
“I saw a doctor that was not white that did not help my kid,” the woman added. “I would like to see a white doctor. You’re telling me there isn’t one white doctor in this whole entire building?”
Bhardwaj was one of the other people in the clinic to confront the woman, and several patients also chimed in an attempt to calm the woman down.
“Your child clearly has more issues with you being his mother than him needing to see a doctor,” said one woman. “You are extremely rude and racist.”
“You’re brown, you’re brown,” the woman responded. “You’re all attacking me because I’m white.”
“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 himself, told CBC News.”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.”
Peel Regional Police were called and confirmed that the woman’s son was later treated by a doctor at the clinic — no word on if he was a “white doctor”.