Amazon Driver Beats Elderly Woman While Screaming 'White Privilege' - WATCH
Company forced employees to confess to 'unconscious racial bias'
An Amazon delivery driver was caught on video savagely beating an elderly California woman while screaming "white privilege."
21-year-old Itzel Ramirez in Castro Valley, California, was apprehended by police following the incident and booked on felony charges.
Ramirez assaulted a 67-year-old woman after she inquired about the status of her delivery.
SHOCKING VIDEO shows an Amazon Driver giving a 67 year old Castro Valley woman a beat down after words were exchanged. 21 year old woman arrested by Alco Sherrif…who says suspect claims self defense. @kron4news pic.twitter.com/umTVNityDi— Maureen Kelly (@KRON4MKelly) June 4, 2021
According to KTVU-TV:
The owner of the apartment complex told KTVU it all began when the victim received an alert that her package had been delivered.
But when she went to the lobby, it wasn't there.
She saw the Amazon, asked where it was, and the driver said she'd get it soon. The victim waited for 15 minutes in the lobby, came back outside, and asked where her package was.
According to KRON-TV, Ramirez and the victim then engaged in a verbal confrontation, finishing with Ramirez purportedly beating the elderly woman 10 times, causing injuries to her head and face.
Doug Smith, the owner of the apartment complex where the confrontation occurred, said:
"I believe the Amazon driver said something about 'your white privilege,' and my tenant said, 'You don't need to be a b**ch about it,' turned around and walked away."
A report from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office confirmed Ramirez made a comment about the victim's "white privilege."
Ramirez admitted assaulting the woman but claimed it was in self-defense.
But surveillance footage shows the victim did not assault Ramirez.
Police booked Ramirez on felony charges of battery involving serious bodily injury and elder abuse.
She is being held in jail on $100,000 bond.
The incident comes just over a month after it was reported Amazon was forcing its employees to confess their “unconscious racial bias” and acknowledge their white privilege.
The e-commerce giant also announced this year’s “equity” goals.
According to a company insider, the company also holds "town halls" where Amazon vice presidents are “forced to talk about how they grew up with unconscious biases” and their white privilege.
“Obviously, they bring out the white male VPs to talk about all this,” the insider said.
“These goals represent the next step in Amazon’s diversity, equity, and inclusion journey, not the final destination,” Amazon human resources chief Beth Galetti wrote in a post on the company’s blog that was blasted out to employees this week.