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West Virginia Woman Caught On Camera Telling Mexican Restaurant Workers To Leave Her Country

A video of a white woman in West Virginia telling workers at a Mexican restaurant to speak English is going viral.

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A West Virginia woman, identified as Jill in the video, was caught on camera yelling at workers at a Tampico’s Mexican Restaurant in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The woman was caught screaming at Sergio Budar, the manager on duty at the time, that “English is our first language’ and that he needs “to speak English.” She followed it up by shouting for Budar to “get the f-ck out of my country.”

The video of the incident was recorded by one of the employees and posted to Facebook by her mother. Her mother wrote in the caption: “My daughter captured this situation while working. My poor baby was frightened but cannot believe this continues to happen. We should be united as a country but there is much hate. We are all human trying to help each other out. I will pray for this woman to be a better person, but you can only educate the ignorant. First they must listen.”

People have commented on the video question the woman’s reason for going to a Mexican restaurant.

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An unidentified man can be seen in the video trying to calm his friend Jill down as she continues her angry rant. During her rant, an unidentified man tried to intervene and told her to leave the restaurant.

Unidentified Man: “If you’re going to be racist, you need to leave.”

Jill: “I’m not racist!”

Unidentified Man: “No. That’s racist. This man takes care of me. You’re going to get out of here if you’re going to talk to him like that.”

Despite Budar telling Jill that he would be paying for the meal so she could leave, Jill continued her rant. At this point in the exchange, Jill stands from her table and tells Budar that she was “raped by illegal aliens” after saying she lived in California for 20 years. After throwing something at Budar, Jill calls the man a rapist while being ushered out of the restaurant by an appalled and apologetic male friend.

This is just another instance of people using the language perpetrated by the Trump administration when encountering people speaking Spanish in public. In Montana, two women were approached by a Border Patrol officer demanding to know their citizenships because they were speaking Spanish. In New York, an attorney threatened to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because restaurant employees were speaking Spanish. In Chicago, a man was charged with a hate crime for verbally assaulting a woman in a park for wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt.

According to the NAACP, hate crimes have been on the rise in the U.S. since President Trump took office. President Trump famously started his bid for the presidency by calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers. Social media has been instrumental in recent years for capturing these moments and shedding light on the rise in hate crimes against minorities across the country.

Watch both videos of the confrontation below!


READ: Felony Hate Crime Charges Have Been Filed Against The Man Who Harassed A Woman For Wearing A Puerto Rico Flag Shirt

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Google Paid Tribute To Mariachi Music With A Doodle And Break Out The Mezcal Because It’s Gonna Give You Tears!

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Google Paid Tribute To Mariachi Music With A Doodle And Break Out The Mezcal Because It’s Gonna Give You Tears!

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Mariachi is officially getting the search engine clout it deserves!

Google Doodle’s latest feature celebrates the musical genre of mariachi. As an ode to the anniversary of the week that UNESCO inscribed mariachi on its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The genre of Regional Mexican music goes back to the 18th century.

Google’s latest Doodle features an animated video of mariachi serenading.

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Singing “Cielito Lindo,” which is a song that encaptures Mexican pride, the doodle features a band of mariachi members.

Together they sing the following lyrics”De la Sierra Morena/cielito lindo, vienen bajando/Un par de ojitos negros/cielito lindo, de contrabando/ Ay, ay, ay, ay/Canta y no llores/Porque cantando se alegran/cielito lindo, los corazones.”

The lyrics translate to “From the Sierra Morena/Lovely sweet one, is prancing down/A pair of little black eyes/Lovely sweet one, is sneaking by/ Ay, ay, ay, ay/Sing, don’t cry/Because singing makes rejoice/Lovely sweet one, our hearts.”

For the doodle, the mariachi band wears traditional trajes de charro (charro suits) while strumming the traditional instruments of the genre.

Plucking away at the guitarrón, vihuela, and violin, other members use a trumpet and harp. According to Newsweek, “The tradition of mariachi originated in west-central Mexico around the turn of the 19th century, though its exact origins are murky. The musical genre began as entirely instrumental, made up of the sounds of stringed instruments, before vocals and the trumpet were eventually added.”

No doubt Google’s latest Doodle has won over the hearts of various searchers.

“What a beautiful tribute… thank you!” one user wrote.

“The Google doodle for today is a tribute to mariachis & it’s a little video that plays cielito lindo I am not okay, cielito lindo is my favorite mariachi song, it’s too cute,” another commented while another user wrote “I was so shocked when I clicked on this last night. What a wonderful surprise.”

Sweetly, the doodle really seemed to hit home for so many. “The Google Doodle today nearly made me cry,” one very happy user noted. “It was so unexpected and made me miss home for the first time since I moved.”

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Kamala Harris Wore A Pussy-Bow Blouse For Her Victory Speech And Twitter Thinks It Was A Message To Melania

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Kamala Harris Wore A Pussy-Bow Blouse For Her Victory Speech And Twitter Thinks It Was A Message To Melania

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The pussy bow blouse is back at it again.

From the moment Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took to the stage in Wilmington, Delaware this past Saturday, the world was abuzz about her choice in wardrobe. Of course, while the Vice President-elect’s acceptance speech made its mark on history as one of hope and women’s empowerment, the conversation around her clothing choice was far from senseless. After all, Harri’s decision to wear a white pantsuit and pussy-bow blouse further buttressed her words of achievement, unity, and liberty.

As a show of women’s equality, Harris wore a white pantsuit and pussy-bow blouse for her speech at Joe Biden’s victory rally on Saturday night.

Speaking to a crowd of supporters, Harris credited women before her for her accomplishment. “I stand on their shoulders,” she said referring to thoose who fought for women’s rights and of the “new generation” that exercised their right to vote last week.

Harris’s white suit played an homage to women like Shirley Chisholm, who wore white when she became the first African American woman elected to Congress in 1968. Geraldine Ferraro, who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1985 and wore all-white when she accepted the role of Walter Mondale’s running mate for his 1984 presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton also wore a white pantsuit to accept her Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

Of course, Twitter users were quick to read into Harris’s choice in blouse as a dig at Melania Trump.

ST LOUIS, MO – OCTOBER 09: Melania Trump (R) greets her husband Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

As you might recall from the last election soon-to-be- former First Lady Melania Trump wore a bright pink pussy-bow blouse to the second debate between then-presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

“I see your sartorial shade, Kamala, and I am HERE FOR IT,” one woman noted on Twitter.

As a reminder, back in 2016, Melania Trump wore a vivid pink pussy-bow blouse to the second debate between then-presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton amid outrage over leaked tapes from 2005. Just two days prior to the debate, video footage of Trump boasting about “grabbing women by the pussy.”

Viewers believed Melania’s decision to wear a ‘pussy-bow’ blouse was a wily slight jab at her husband.

“Anyone think Kamala’s pussy bow blouse may be trolling trump?” one Twitter user asked. “

“not sure yet re @KamalaHarris but I will say: the combination of the white suit with the pussy bow blouse was a very cool play …” Another commented.

“Kamala Harris’s white pantsuit and pussy bow doing a LOT of symbolic work out here! Dress matters; clothing says things verbally left unspoken,” another Twitter user posted.

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