Jane Woo, her husband, and their 1-year-old daughter were going on a walk down their neighborhood when they crossed paths with a woman walking her dog. According to Woo, the woman came up to her husband and whispered “why do Muslims behead white people and not Chinese people?” The family tried to ignore the woman’s threatening and absurd remark until the woman proceeded to follow Woo’s family and continue to make racist comments. Feeling intimidated, Woo started to record the woman’s actions, which led to the woman backing off. Woo later told NBC7 San Diego that she started to laugh at how ridiculously the woman was behaving.

This is not the first time Woo has been racially profiled in San Diego County which raises her concerns for her safety. “It broke my heart, essentially," Woo said. "And I think—even standing here now—I do feel like triggers, like, is someone going to come up behind me? Is someone going to start randomly accosting me for no reason? And that’s not the America I want to live in." Unfortunately, Woo is not the only person facing such circumstances in public, which leads to victims like Woo to fear for her safety and well-being. Occurrences like this, whether putting a victim in physical danger or verbal assault, must be called out and reported to support the Asian community and other minorities as well.