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Walmart is banning the woman caught on video using racist language toward other shoppers


Walmart says it will ban the female shopper who appeared in a viral video viral video telling a Hispanic woman to "Go back to Mexico" and calling an African-American woman the N-word.

On Monday, Eva Hicks -- who moved to Arkansas 23 years ago from Mexico City, according to Northwest Arkansas News -- posted a video on Facebook of a woman yelling at her in the medicine aisle of an Arkansas Walmart. 

"Go back wherever you're from," the woman said. "You're in America." 

An African-American woman interjected to defend Hicks, to which the woman replied, "A [N-word] is calling me ignorant?"

What exactly happened before Hicks started taking the video to make the woman so angry is unknown, but as of Thursday, the original post has over 20 million views. 

"I never in my life thought this would happen to me. Yes me. Just on a simple trip to the grocery store after a hard day of work. I love this country and I will stay in this country. Friends please share," Hicks wrote on the Facebook post

"You know what, you kill people with kindness. And I believe in that. Just because I have a different color skin, and I have an accent, and my country of origin isn't the U.S. doesn't mean that you're better than me. I can be here too," Hicks told Northwest Arkansas News

Randy Hargrove, senior director of Walmart Media Relations, told NBC News said the behavior of the woman was "unacceptable." He also said they have reached out to Hicks with no response, and are trying to identify the African-American woman and the woman who used the racial slurs, who will be banned from all Walmart stores. 

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