Racist woman kicked out of Starbucks for telling students to stop speaking Korean

A racist woman has been kicked out of a San Francisco Starbucks for verbally attacking a pair of students speaking Korean.

KRON4 reports the woman launched into her attack against students Sean Lee and Annie An for speaking Korean during a tutoring session.

Mr Lee told KRON4 that he said: "We might need to brainstorm this way and write the essay that way," in Korean, and the woman began her attack.

"Out of nowhere, we didn't provoke her," Mr Lee said.

"We were just minding our own business.

"This lady just suddenly says, 'Don't you dare say that again'."

Ms An took out her phone and started recording, as two Starbucks baristas became involved and asked the woman to leave.

The woman told the baristas that she hated "oriental" and did not want to hear the foreign language.

"You can sit and be quiet, fine," she told Mr Lee and Ms An.

"But I don't want to hear your language."

Police were called to the café and the woman was removed, but the memory lingers for Mr Lee.

"This was actually my very first time interacting with someone like this and that's why I was even more surprised," he told KRON4.

 "I mean, I see videos like this online, you know, I see it on the news, but it's not something I would ever imagine happening to me or anyone I know."