Video: Hispanic woman in US calls police on Black female joggers
Disturbing video recorded from a mobile phone shows a Hispanic woman in El Segundo near Los Angeles, California, calling the police on three Black women and repeatedly referring to their race.
Brittany, Raquel and Jessyka say they were jogging at El Segundo Beach early Sunday morning when the woman passed and they believe they heard her call them the N-word.
"I stopped and I said, 'What did you say to us?' And she just went on kind of a racial tirade and was like, 'You need to go back to Africa,'" said Brittany.
“I think in the beginning it was a little bit of shock. At first, when she yelled the first racial slur at us, we were not sure of what we heard," Raquel said.
After being confronted, the woman then calls the police and accuses the
women of hitting her, and says she was attacked from behind.
“She continued on that she was from Mexico and this was her continent and we needed to go back to our continent," Raquel said.
They say they started recording because the woman claimed she was being attacked.
"You guys are so violent. You Africans are so (expletive) violent," the woman later said. "You're an African, right? I'm trying to get a description."
The woman goes on to tell police that her "environment has been harmed by this African black person."
The trio of women said they were on their regular Sunday running route and, despite the encounter, they won’t change up their routine or let this woman have the power to stop them from coming back to a place they love to visit.
Cities across the US have witnessed massive protests and unrest since George Floyd, a Black man, died on May 25 after a white police officer knelt on his neck.
Three months after Floyd’s death, America's deep racial injustice was underscored again when Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a white officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.