The 70-year-old Texas woman was walking with her granddaughters—who are 8 and 10—when a white man allegedly began to verbally abuse them, calling the grandmother a “stupid bitch.” The mother of the children, Allison Odom, recorded and uploaded a video of her daughters explaining what happened.
Odom said her mother and daughters “while doing this ‘American as apple pie’ activity [campaigning] within walking distance of my mother’s house, a man approached my mother and daughters and (among other choice words) demanded that they ‘go back where they came from’ because this is his neighborhood,” Odom wrote on Facebook.
Speaking in the video, the young girls said the only reason they had stopped in the area was to figure out directions. “A guy walked up to her and said, ‘What are you doing here,’” the girls said. “She said, ‘What are you doing here?’ And he said, ‘I’m just walking my dog, I live here.’ And she said, ‘So do I.’”
The sisters said this was the point where things became nasty. “After she said that, he said, ‘That still doesn’t explain what you’re doing here.’ He called her a moron, so she called him an idiot. He told Granny to get the f*** [the older daughter spelled this word out] back where she came from.”
The older daughter told her mother that they felt “really bad, insulted and afraid.”