NY Times editor told to ‘Go back to China! Go back to your fucking country!’ by woman in streets of NYC: Shanghaiist

And then in an open letter to the woman that was published in The New York Times:

Maybe I should have let it go. Turned the other cheek. We had just gotten out of church, and I was with my family and some friends on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We were going to lunch, trying to see if there was room in the Korean restaurant down the street. You were in a rush. It was raining. Our stroller and a gaggle of Asians were in your way.

But I was, honestly, stunned when you yelled at us from down the block, “Go back to China!”

I hesitated for a second and then sprinted to confront you. That must have startled you. You pulled out your iPhone in front of the Equinox and threatened to call the cops. It was comical, in retrospect. You might have been charged instead, especially after I walked away and you screamed, “Go back to your fucking country.”“I was born in this country!” I yelled back.

It felt silly. But how else to prove I belonged?

Source: NY Times editor told to ‘Go back to China! Go back to your fucking country!’ by woman in streets of NYC: Shanghaiist