On Sep 13, Selina Cairel took to Facebook to share how she was mocked just because she is an Asian.
I normally don’t share anything around here but I’m very upset. I was out with some friends last night in Portland and…
Cairel said: “I normally don’t share anything around here but I’m very upset. I was out with some friends last night in Portland and had a terrible encounter with a girl who was saying the nastiest most racist thing possible, after wasting my breath trying to knock some sense into her I just let her speak.
“It started when she had said in the most demeaning Poor excuse of a supposed “Asian” accent that “She’s Asian,she can’t see that’s why she can’t drive”. I was parked next to her and i did not instigate this at all. She was the one to pull out her phone first saying “ this should go on instagram” and started recording me.
“I literally just got back to my car from getting some voodoo donuts and just wanted to go home. I never let this pass and wanna make sure this kind of behavior is seen and how people of color encounter this all the time. I wanna make sure she gets seen and her racist, ignorant behavior is exposed.”
Cairel’s post soon went viral, with over 15,000 Facebook users sharing her post. Many who read Cairel’s post, not only expressed support for her but also quickly identified her racist abuser as Sierra Dawn Measelle.