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A woman was caught on video demanding that her son be seen by a 'white doctor'


A woman was caught on video demanding that her son be seen by a 'white doctor'

WATCH | This woman wanted her son to see only a "white doctor."

A woman in Canada was captured on video Tuesday demanding that her son be seen by a "white doctor."

The incident occurred at a clinic in Mississauga, outside of Toronto. During the four-minute long video, the woman repeatedly asked the clinic staff for her son to be treated by a "white doctor."

“Can I see a doctor, please, that’s white, that doesn’t have brown teeth and speaks English?” the woman asks.

WATCH | Here's the video.

The woman tried to justify her request. "I saw a doctor that was not white that did not help my kid," she said. 

Dr. Nadia Alam, head of the Ontario Medical Association, said that the woman's request for a white doctor is not an isolated incident.

"A lot of physicians who are visible minorities or have accents that suggest that they're immigrants, they face this. They face incidents like this," Alam told CBC News.

Hitesh Bhardwaj shot the video before his appointment at Rapid Access to Medical Specialists.

It went viral after he posted it to YouTube, and people on Twitter are generally horrified.

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