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Racist Brits Verbally Attack Texas Latino Living In England Because Brexit

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This didn’t happen in the U.S., but they probably like Donald Trump.

Texas-born Latino Juan Jasso, who served in the military for seven years and has been living in England for 18 years, was on the receiving end of a racist incident on a public bus in Manchester this week. Sadly, this is the kind of racist and xenophobic behavior that has been growing with alarming frequency since the U.K. voted to leave the EU. Jasso, seen wearing a grey shirt in the video, was verbally assaulted and even had beer thrown on him by three British teenagers.

Just to give you a little insight into how bright these boys (yes, BOYS) are, they shouted at this military veteran to “get back to Africa.” The altercation was caught on cellphone video by a fellow bus rider. You can feel the tension building before the teens eventually take their drunken selves off the bus. The upside to this video? As the teens walk away, you hear a resounding chorus of Brits taking Jasso’s side, calling the drunk, racist teens a disgrace to England. The Greater Manchester Police have arrested three people and are questioning them.

As for Jasso, he definitely held is ground against the teens. At one point, other bus riders held him back and convinced him that they just weren’t worth it. “You are extremely ignorant and not very intelligent, you know that,” Jasso told the teens.

“I think there was an undertone there before this Brexit and the voting within the referendum, but I think the result maybe has pushed people to somehow justify now that they think it’s okay now to act out in this way, which obviously it’s not,” Jasso said about the atmosphere since the Brexit vote, according to The Telegraph. “It hasn’t affected me in any way, shape or form, because I have a little girl here now and I now consider this my home.”


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It’s been a good week for Latino Twitter. Earlier this week, Latinos shared their favorite stories about growing up with the hashtag #GrowingUpHispanic. A few hours later, the hashtag #GrowingUpSalvadorian was trending with tales about quesadillas, pupusas and countless other hilarious experiences. ICYMI, here they are:


Jay Mendoza showed off his unique GPS:


What else was discussed? Having to explain that “quesadilla” has more than one definition…

https://twitter.com/penguingovernor/status/748407832194605056


Getting weirded out by people’s eating habits…


Dealing with people who think they’ve got you pegged…


Waking up to wonderful treats…

https://twitter.com/Meli_sssaa/status/748386295852990465


Getting this lecture from your mom ALL THE TIME…

https://twitter.com/SalvyProbz/status/748421155078311936


The joys of New Year’s Day dinner…

https://twitter.com/ericacoreas/status/748399453544058882


Struggling with people who don’t understand how magical your language is…

https://twitter.com/sailormouth7/status/748393165401559045


The harsh realities of visiting the homeland…


All the wonderful things other people are missing out on…


The drink that tastes like your childhood…

https://twitter.com/soriano_60/status/748333391267827712


The awkward moments your family gets you into…


The moments when you feel like you can’t win…

https://twitter.com/haantoniaa/status/748380888107462656


Having to survive trash talk…

https://twitter.com/__siviuhh/status/748396195563843584


The menu for every family party…


The fact that your grandma had the hookup on the best treats…


The habits you picked up from your folks…


And, for those wondering why it wasn’t “GrowingUpSalvadoran,” Twitter user Salvy Problems conducted a poll:

Sure, “Salvadoran” may be correct, but “Salvadorian” seems to feel right.


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