By Hope Schreiber, Yahoo Lifestyle
When will racist people learn that others have cameras in their cellphones and are willing to expose the atrocities they’ve likely been experiencing for years?
In McMinnville, Ore., a white woman entered a dispute with a young Black couple in a parking lot on Christmas Eve and even apparently wielded a knife. Worst of all, a young child was sleeping in the back seat of the couple’s car.
Emora Roberson, 20, was doing last-minute Christmas shopping with her boyfriend, aunt and 15-month-old daughter on Monday when they stopped at a strip mall.
They pulled up next to a pickup truck parked outside a Domino’s Pizza. The truck, as Roberson reports, was in a space for handicapped parking, but she did not see a disabled-parking permit on the vehicle. Roberson believes the woman’s confrontation was a result of her aunt parking “crooked.”
“My daughter was fast asleep, and this woman was basically trying to get into our car,” Roberson told the Oregonian.
Before Roberson began filming, she said, the woman slapped and spit on her boyfriend, Keysuan Goodyear. Goodyear, obviously angered by the actions, warned the woman about her behavior and language. That was when the woman took out a knife and Roberson began filming.
The video depicts the unnamed white woman claiming that her knife is “self-defense” while she yells racial slurs at the family.
“We eventually drove off. We still had Christmas shopping to do,” Roberson told the outlet. “My daughter woke up and was crying her head off.”
Roberson informed McMinnville police about the incident. According to the Oregonian, Capt. Rhonda Jaasko told the outlet that the case is under investigation.
Roberson told the outlet that she was not disturbed by the slurs or threats of violence, but she was bothered that the woman had acted this way in front of her young daughter.
This article originally appeared in Yahoo Lifestyle.