Jason Wood going on racist rant

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This CEO went on a racist rant after being cut off at the bar

The video of the CEO's rant is going viral.

Jul 10, 2020, 10:28 am

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Sierra Juarez 

Sierra Juarez

A viral video shows a man going on a racist rant in a Fresno, California taproom after a waitress refused to serve him another beer.

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The waitress Rebecca Hernandez said the customer Jason Wood had been drinking for several hours and that the employees decided to cut him off. When he began to insult her, Hernandez started to film the interaction. She posted the video of it to Instagram on Thursday.

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In a comment along with the video, Hernandez said that the man had first tried to bribe the workers to give him more drinks. When that didn’t work, he began using racist slurs against Hernandez.

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Last night Jason Wood came into the bar I work at with a group of friends. I knew that after the 5th time of trying to enforce a mask policy, which he never wore, this person was going to be an issue. After using the bathroom I walked in on my coworker attempting to cut him off. Jason, was very persistent which is something we see a lot. My coworker did everything right but after hearing no several times Jason starts to get aggressive. He starts trying to bribe us, saying that he will give us $100 dollars if we just poured him a beer. We politely decline his money and stand our ground. He of course did not like this. Two female bartenders telling a middle aged white man he can't have something he wants and he can't buy it either must have really hurt his ego. At this point, being the most experienced in the industry and dealing with cutting customers off I step forward and address the situation head on. This is where things take a turn and being a person of color comes into the conversation. I closeout Jasons tab and tell him to please leave the bar and that we could care less about the tip he promised us. I then become extremely uncomfortable and start to feel unsafe so I begin to record him. Like so many others, we are tasked with filming our own abuse to prove that it actually happened. He threatened to ruin my life and take down my place of work. In the video you can hear him call me a “dark haired sand ni**er” and claims that I’m “stupid like Saudi Arabians”. See, without any indoor bar seating there is no one around and people have become more comfortable being their real self around us. For Jason Wood, it clearly is rascist. This man claims to “run the internet” and as the CEO and President of Actionable Insights, there probably won’t be any consequences for his racist actions. But I hope sharing this can be a lesson to others, it doesn’t matter how much money or power you think you have, it clearly can’t buy you dignity. And for others working in the service industry dealing with the COVID-19 mask enforcement and emboldened racists, don’t be afraid to stand up to these people, you are human first and foremost and no one deserves to be treated this way.

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In the video, the man can be seen repeatedly flipping off Hernandez. At the beginning of the video, he makes fun of her voice. Then he says, “don’t worry about me Saudi Arabian.” She asks him to clarify what he means by calling her Saudi Arabian. He responds that she’s “f*cking stupid like they are.”

Wood then says that he doesn’t mind being cut off from drinking because he “can buy this bar in f*cking ten seconds.”

As the video continues, Wood gets increasingly irritated and continues to call Hernandez names. When she makes it more obvious that she’s filming Wood, he looks directly at the camera and identifies himself by his name and says he’s the owner of a company called Actionable Insights.

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Following that, Hernandez sarcastically thanks him and says it was “a pleasure” to be his waitress. Then, that’s when Wood completely loses it, calling her a “dark-haired sand N-word.”

Hernandez posted the video of the racist interaction on Instagram the following morning.

“Like so many others, we are tasked with filming our own abuse to prove that it actually happened,” Hernandez wrote in the caption. “I hope sharing this can be a lesson to others, it doesn’t matter how much money or power you think you have, it clearly can’t buy you dignity.”

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Another organization named Actionable Insights said it has received several messages after being mistaken for Wood’s company, according to Fox 26 News. The other Actionable Insights, where Wood is the CEO and president, now has an inactive website.

There is a petition circulating that calls for Wood to be fired from these positions at the company.

“Don’t be afraid to stand up to these people, you are human first and foremost and no one deserves to be treated this way,” Hernandez wrote.

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*First Published: Jul 10, 2020, 10:28 am