A woman who told a family to 'Go back to your country' has been condemned by her employer after her comments went viral on Facebook.
Video posted by Tony Kao to his Facebook page, showed the Golden West College faculty member telling a man, his wife and his daughter to "go back to your country," while the family was on a walk last Saturday. The woman, who wasn't identified by name in the video, was recognized as a faculty member at Golden West College. The video racked up hundreds of thousands of views in just a few days.
The O.C. college located in Huntington Beach, was inundated by complaints from the public about the woman, with many asking why she was still working at the school and accusing the administration of being racist.
The school initially posted a statement to its Facebook page after the video was first made public, but on Tuesday, the college issued a much longer, and stronger condemnation of the teacher's remarks.
"Golden West College takes all of the recent concerns and comments expressed by members of our community very seriously. The recent video posted online of a faculty member's comments in public are extremely disappointing and do not reflect the values or mission of the College," Golden West College wrote.
The school said it was still reviewing the incident, but did not specify whether or not they would take any further disciplinary action.
"We are reviewing all internal policies and viable options for next actionable steps. We do not anticipate the faculty member in question to be on campus this week and because this is a personnel matter, additional details may be limited as further review continues."
The O.C. college located in Huntington Beach said the woman's words didn't reflect the values of Golden West College and that employees are held to conduct that doesn't violate the public's trust.
We deeply regret that the words expressed were painful and hurtful to our students and all of the supportive members of our community.
Kao, who like his wife, was born and raised in the United States, posted the video to his Facebook page Saturday, saying that the woman's racism was 'stunning' in this day and age.
In a second update on Sunday, Kao clarified he didn't mean to post the video to hurt the woman, but only educate the public that there's still work to be done.
We have NO intention of seeking out or besmirching the offender’s personal life or career. It is our hope the offender is aware and apologetic for what she has said to us, but all we can do is hope.