Updated: Former Reston Association Employee Yells Profanities at Driver

by Fatimah Waseem July 2, 2018 at 11:45 am 263 Comments

A 37-second video of a former Reston Association employee yelling “Why are you such a b**** Afghanistan?” and other profanities at a driver is gaining traction online. The man was described as a seasonal employee who worked with RA from March through August 2015.

 

During the exchange, the man repeated yells profanities and tells the driver “you’re a b**** Afghanistan.” The driver responds by asking “What’s your problem?” and clarifies he was born in this country. The driver also responded with expletives. 

The man with the RA T-shirt also says, “It’s a good thing you got that to protect you.” The circumstances of the incident are unclear. Towards the end of the video, the man appears to return to his car. 

The individual who posted the original video on Facebook and the individual who tweeted the video did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Reston Now. 

RA’s Acting CEO Larry Butler issued the following statement today:

Reston Association became aware of a video posted on social media today that shows a former RA seasonal employee making inappropriate comments to a man seated in a vehicle. The association strongly condemns the remarks made by the former employee, who briefly worked at RA from March-August 2015.

As an organization founded on Robert E. Simon Jr.’s vision of a community that embraces diversity, RA rejects comments or actions that display intolerance. RA members and staff support the core values upon which our community was founded. As an organization, we strive to meet the unwavering standards of our members and remain the respectful and welcoming community that was founded over 50 years ago.

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