Ever since the election of Donald Trump, racial tension in the United States has been at an alarming high. As both sides of the political spectrum continue to debate the issues, more personal conflicts are occurring.

Mall trouble

While the United States has made tremendous strides when it comes to race issues in recent decades, the problem of racism has only been highlighted more since the start of the 2016 election. Earlier this week, a video was posted on Facebook that showed an unidentified white woman, appearing to be in her mid-60s, verbally abusing a Hispanic customer at a JCPenney location.


On the video, the white woman could be heard shouting "Just go back wherever the f**k you came from." The woman was also caught on camera complaining that her tax dollars were allegedly paying for the welfare of the Hispanic customer, while demanding she learn how to speak English. After the video went viral on social media, officials at the Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Kentucky released a statement on December 21.

"We are aware of the video posted online today from one of the department stores," the Jefferson Mall wrote on their offical Facebook page.

"We will work to identify this woman, and once identified, she will be permanently banned from Jefferson Mall," the statement said, citing the mall's "Behavioral Code of Conduct." As of press time, the woman's identity is currently unknown.

Moving forward

The viral mall video is another example of racial conflict that has only increased during the presidential election. When Donald Trump first announced his campaign for president, he quickly received backlash for referring to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." Since that time, critics have accused Trump and supporters of "normalizing" hate against illegal immigrants, and other forms of racism.


Trump's campaign promise to build a wall across the southern border, as well as deport all 11 million illegal immigrants was a rallying cry for conservatives, though it was panned by liberals who linked it to further alleged racism coming from the Republican Party.

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