Teacher on leave after telling Asian-American couple to ‘go back to your home country’

Golden West College professor and counselor Tarin Olson from Long Beach, CA was caught on video telling a couple to “go back to your home country.” Not only is she a racist, but she’s also ignorant, as the couple and their baby are American.

“I want you to tell everybody why you told us to go back to our country,” Tony Kao tells Olson in the video that he posted on Facebook, which went viral with 538,000 views as of yesterday. “You need to go back to your home country,” Olson replies.

“And what does that mean?” Tao asks.

“Have your wife turn your phone off and I’ll talk to you,” the racist college counselor says.

On Monday, Olson said in an email to the Daily Pilot that she was “not in a good place emotionally after receiving so many disgusting emails …. for something that wasn’t even racist and was then skewed by a guy named Tony who filmed me without my permission…

“I feel my perspective will be twisted if discussing the skewed video which cut out part of the incident,” she said in a statement to the station. “If you would like to have a full normal interview about the displacement of European-Americans, then I gladly am available to enlighten the public.”

Golden West College responded with this quote on Facebook and Twiiter: “It has recently come to our attention that there was a video posted on Facebook of a GWC faculty member making comments that the college does not condone or support. Golden West College believes in an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students.”

However, action speaks louder than words, as the saying goes, and the college didn’t fire a racist who teaches and counsels their students. Instead they put her on leave for two weeks while they take a deeper look into the matter. Olson’s ugly and hurtful views are all on video – how much further do they have to look?

Check out Kao’s second video taken right after the first, where Olson says “There are too many people like you here,” among other ignorant remarks.

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