A Chinese woman who was told by Rowe’s customer to return to her home country was scolded by a clerk and photographed

Loews, Illinois, fired after a Chinese woman and a resident of Springfield claimed that another customer had told her to return to her country.

Xuna Hu said he had bought two fire pits when another customer tried to hand over one of the pits to Hu, a racist at the Lowe branch of Wabash Avenue on January 17th. Is said to have been encountered.

“I was fine, then I’ll just give it to you,” Fu said. WICS channel 20.. “She went,’This is how it works here.'” So I said, “OK ma’am, if I give it to you, it’s because I’m trying to be nice. , It’s not here how it works. And she was like “go back to your country”. noisy. At the store. “

In a video posted on Facebook, Hu approaches the cashier and asks an unidentified customer to apologize. The customer replies, “No, I said I’m going back to where it works.”

Lowe employees have instructed Hu to stop and delete video recordings, but Hu is in her position.

“You are now using your cell phone more than you need to make something bigger,” Rowe’s employee tells Fu. “You are combative and hostile, so now you are threatening in this situation.”

A Rowe spokesman said in a statement: Loews cannot tolerate any kind of discrimination. We spoke to Mr. Hu, apologized, and informed her that he was taking swift action to address the issue. Our intention is to ensure that our customers always feel valued, respected and welcomed. We are committed to providing a safe and open environment for all our customers. “

State Assembly member Teresa Mar (D-Chicago) Change.org Petition to apologize to President Hu for the company and demand “request racial sensitivity training” [their] employee. “

“I put it all together and helped Mr. Hu get a bigger audience and get more people involved in trying to get Loews to react,” Ma told WICS. “As one of the five Asian-American MPs who spend a considerable amount of time in Springfield, we have a responsibility to represent Asian-Americans beyond the districts we represent. It’s important to spotlight racial discrimination and do what you can to bring awareness and justice, as this isn’t the only case I’ve heard about involving anti-Asian racial discrimination in that particular row. The demand for racial susceptibility training for employees is an important reaction we want. “

President Hu hopes that her encounter will raise awareness of anti-Asian hatred.

“I have two little babies. As they grow up, they will face the same problems as I do. I’m standing for everyone in Asia, not just myself. Face me. Or have experienced the same thing. “

Featured image via WICS News Channel 20

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