Woman's shocking racist subway rant caught on camera

Woman's shocking racist subway rant caught on camera

While there are some that claim that racism is a thing of the past, it's very clearly not, with incidents of various scales being reported every day. One such incident occurred in Toronto, Canada last Saturday, and was caught on film by a bystander.

Margaret Anthony uploaded the video onto YouTube last week, which showed a young woman harassing an older passenger. "I’m on the TTC heading south bound on line 1, this young women was yelling at a commuter to go back to China," she wrote in the description. "I pulled the emergency alarm, confronted the culprit mugging this women [sic] and waited for the police to arrive. This is unacceptable!"

The video, which took place on the city's transit system near Eglinton West station, showed the culprit yell at the other passenger, before attempting to take her phone to delete a video she believed had been taken of her. Margaret, who is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, told the Huffington Post:

"When I heard the young girl yell 'go back to China,' I was furious because I'm half-Chinese, so the smartest decision I made was pulling that alarm. I couldn't stand idly by and listen to her speak this way."

Reportedly, the younger woman asked a man for a cigarette, and assumed that the other woman, a nurse named Marilyn, was filming her and asked her to delete it. Once she realised the incident had been filmed by Margaret, she ran away from the scene.

The Toronto Police Force have reported that they spoke to the victim after it was reported at 3:30 pm. On Wednesday, Toronto police told HuffPost Canda that the culprit, identified as 19-year-old Tashia James, turned herself in. She was arrested and charged with robbery, and failure to comply with probation.