Discrimination in Haight-Ashbury
I'd like to alert you to the fact that on Monday, May 1 I encountered a hate crime. I live in Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco, California. On that day, when my mom and I were on our way home from a walk to the Golden Gate Park with my two kids: 22-month-old and 5-month-old on Stanyan and Page Street, a white man in his 40s or 50s followed us and yelled at us very loudly and angrily: "Get out of the country! Speak English!" He yelled at us all the way to our home with words of discrimination. I was trying to take out my cell phone when I was outside on my porch , but he was watching me and threatened me if I dare take out my cell phone he would do something. He further threatened to hurt us. During the whole time, we didn't say anything, but at the beginning of his yelling, he shouted "Did you yell at me? " He pretended that we yelled at him first. After I got my family safe inside and called the police , the police came and interviewed me. This is a vicious and planned hate crime. I'm worried about my family's safety. If he can threaten the safety of two women and two little babies, then what else can he not do? I am from China. This is a real threat to Chinese immigrants, Asian immigrants.