PLAYA VISTA, Calif. (KTLA) – A California woman was caught on camera going on a tirade when a mother and her young son parked on a public street to grab some coffee.
The video was posted to social media and being called a racist rant.
“What are you? He doesn’t even look human. OK, get off our street. You do not belong in Playa Vista.”
The rant happened Tuesday in Playa Vista in Southern California, apparently directed toward Belinda Panelo, 44, and her son.
“Are you okay?” Panelo asked.
“No, I’m not. We don’t want you here. This is our street. Leave us alone,” the woman screamed.
“Are you alright?” Panelo asked again.
“We pay $10,000 a month to keep you out,” the resident said.
“Pardon me?” Panelo asked. “We went and bought coffee.”
“Oh my God, you got coffee and parked on our street,” the woman said.
“So I think it was more upsetting me when I got home than it was like when it happened,” Panelo said.
Belinda says she didn’t catch the peak of the woman’s racism on camera. She says the woman kept asking what mix they were and kept calling them ugly, poor, and subhumans.
She says she kept her wits about her.
“Okay, well, how old how do I do this in front of my child? Because inside you know, you want to react a certain way, but you’re going to have to, like, keep it together,” Panelo said.
She tells us she was trying to show her son how to handle such a situation.
“You’re trying to model the behavior that you want your child to– you’d hope that in a situation that your child would react in a respectful way, maintaining their dignity, but while still standing up for themselves,” she said.
She says she and her son had a nice conversation about race and history after they got home.
“I will not have one incident make me think that everybody who was in that neighborhood was like that. Because it’s not fair to generalize and we don’t know if someone is suffering. If, they have health issues.”