Two Florida Women Are Caught On Video Telling A Puerto Rican Man To ‘Go Back To Mexico’ If He Wants To Speak Spanish
In a video that has been making the rounds on social media, two women can be heard telling the Puerto Rican manager of a Burger King restaurant in Florida to “go back to Mexico” after they heard him speaking Spanish to an employee.
Footage of the interaction that was recently shared on Facebook shows the two women in a heated exchange with Ricardo Castillo, the general manager of the restaurant.
The two women were filmed by another customer who happened to be Latina.
Two racist customers at a Burger King in Florida told the manager to go back to Mexico – when he is from the US territory of Puerto Rico.
Another customer videoed the heated exchange as the Spanish-speaking manager told the two women to leave his restaurant near Orlando.
‘Go back to Mexico if you want to keep speaking Spanish,’ one of the woman is heard to say from her seat after overhearing manager Ricardo Castillo speaking in Spanish with an employee.
You can see the video that has gone viral here.
The clip, posted onto Facebook by Neyzha Borrero on July 6, shows Ricardo Castillo, who is Puerto Rican, repeatedly condemn the two women for being prejudiced before asking them to leave after they told him to “go back to Mexico” because he was speaking to an employee in Spanish.
“When you’re in America, you should speak American English,” one of the women can be heard telling Castillo.
Raising his voice, Castillo adds: “Guess what ma’am, I’m not Mexican, I’m not Mexican but you’re being very prejudice and I want you out of my restaurant, right now.”
One of the women then says they’ll leave after they have finished their meal. The general manager retorts: “You know what, I’ll do it for you ma’am, I’ll call the cops.”
Eventually the women get up and leave the restaurant as Castillo tells each of them to have a great day.
Of course, reactions on Twitter came quick and strong.
Nearly everyone on Twitter came to support Castillo and commended him for his calm attitude in the face of discrimination and abuse.
Some pointed out just how common these types of racist exchanges are becoming.
With many people saying that thanks to racist comments from our leaders in government and our media (such as Fox News), people are feeling more emboldened than ever to share their racist views.
Others took to Twitter to tell Burger King that Castillo deserves a big raise for how he handled the situation.
Borrero, the woman who filmed the incident said “I was very surprised by his reaction. I think even though he was being verbally attacked and discriminated, he handled it very, very well. He never used profanity to them. He never insulted them, he just asked them to leave and never come back to his restaurant.”
And some pointed out just how racist this exchange was.
Sadly, it’s totally true. If Castillo had been white and speaking a language other than Spanish, we can pretty much guarantee that this racist, abusive exchange never would of happened.