[VIDEO] This Latina Filmed The Racist Who Threatened To Call ICE On Her And Twitter Has Some Opinions
Thanks to camera phones, more and more racists are being exposed while harassing people of color. And the videos are going viral.
The latest in a long string of racist incidents caught on camera is from a 17-year-old Latina in Elk Grove just outside Sacramento, California.
She uploaded video of the incident hoping Twitter could help identify the racist.
The 17-year-old, named Ana Jaira Solis, had parked her car at a community park in Elk Grove, California. Apparently, this sent an older man over the edge and he came to confront the teen and told her to move her car.
Solis was able to pull out her phone and capture a now-viral video that features the man criticizing her English and threatening to call the authorities.
The man told the teenager, “take this f*****g car and get the f**k out of here. You park this car here again and I’m going to report you to ICE, you get that?”
When Solis asked the man what she had done wrong, he told her, “You’re f*****g taking a parking spot from a U.S. citizen.” He continued, “The cops are coming, I already called them… you need to move because you don’t belong here. You don’t live here, do you?”
The teenager told the man that she was an American Citizen and that she lives in Elk Grove. The man did not believe her and responded, “You barely speak English.”
According to several news reports, the man is no stranger to the police.
And apparently, he had been harassing several other people at the park that day. But police would not elaborate.
Much of Latino Twitter was really shocked to see that the guy appeared to be Latino himself.
Police didn’t comment on the man’s ethnicity but that didn’t stop Twitter from wondering why a Latino man would attack a Latina for her accent or why he’d threaten to call immigration on her.
Like why is he coming for a Latina…?
Some pointed out that internalized racism is a real thing – especially in our ongoing political climate where immigrants and people of color are so demonized.
Other’s were poking holes in his story that made ZERO sense.
Like how are you going to tell someone this is public land and then demand they leave…? I mean that makes absolutely no sense.
But mostly, people just wanted to tell Ana that she wasn’t alone and that the community has got her back.
Having an out of control man yelling and screaming at you when you’ve done absolutely nothing wrong has got to be terrifying. Unfortunately, it’s not the first case and probably not the last one either but bravo Ana for staying calm and sharing your story.