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When This Man At Walmart Told A Latina To Leave The US, She Told Him “This Is My Country, Too”

Another day, another Latina’s shopping experience ending in Donald Trump-inspired xenophobia.

On Friday, while Dulce Nereyda, her daughter and mother were looking for baby shower gifts at an Arizona Walmart, they were interrupted by a bearded white man who didn’t like that she and her mom were speaking to each other in Spanish.

The Mexican-American woman, who didn’t get the entire encounter on camera, shared what she was able to record from the frightening verbal assault on Facebook.

“This ⬇️ man starts yelling, ‘I can’t wait until Trump does away with you all!’ I was like, ‘Excuse me.’ He yelled ‘Leave, just leave. YOU DON’T BELONG HERE!’ All because I was speaking Spanish to my mom,” she wrote of the unnamed man.

Dulce was stunned by the sudden display of racism and was unsure what to do. After seeing her daughter’s face, she felt like she couldn’t remain quiet, pulling out her phone to record the man harassing her and reminding him that she, too, belonged in the country.

So it really F*** happened 🤯😡!!! As my Beautiful mommi, JORDAN, and I are shopping for Beto Ramos baby shower tomorrow at Walmart on Huntington. This ⬇️ man starts yelling " I can't wait until Trump does away with you all!" I was like excuse me. He yelled "Leave just leave YOU DON'T BELONG HERE!" All because I was speaking Spanish to my mom. I was so caught off guard that I didn't even know what to do. I always thought what would I ever do if that happened to me or my mom and it did. I felt scared at first and then I saw the look on my baby girls face 😢😢😡. So if you know me I couldn't just leave it like that. I WANT TO EXPOSE THIS MAN FOR THE RACIST HE IS! And I assured my little Queen that this is her home and WE DO BELONG HERE🇲🇽🇺🇲!!!

Posted by Dulce Nereyda on Friday, March 15, 2019

“So do you want to tell me to get out again? Because this is my country, too,” she said as the camera faced the man.

While the man initially ignored her, it didn’t take long for him to continue with his bigoted, pro-Trump rant, saying, “I wish you guys would leave, and I can’t wait till we build the wall.”  

Making no indication that she had any intentions on leaving her country, Dulce once more asserted that she is American and that English is not the official language of the United States.

She says she posted the encounter on Facebook to both expose the man for the “racist he is” and also send an important message to her daughter.

“I assured my little queen that this is her home and we do belong,” she said.

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Man Yells At Mexican Restaurant Staff Because Of A Bilingual Sign

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Man Yells At Mexican Restaurant Staff Because Of A Bilingual Sign

A taco restaurant employee in Anaheim, California was on the receiving end of a customer’s angry rant. It all started because the customer was unable to read part of a sign promoting a Friday special while trying to order it on a Monday. What ensued was a rant filled with offensive language and threats to call immigration authorities.

A video of a man’s angry tirade against an employee of a Mexican restaurant is going viral.

According to KCAL 9, a customer at Palapas Tacos in Anaheim, California was caught on camera screaming and yelling at the cashier because the sign behind her had three words in Spanish. The restaurant alleges that the unidentified man was angry because he was trying to order the fish tacos using the Friday special price on a Monday.

The confusion was because the sign read “Especial de Viernes” and did not have an English translation. When the employee told the man that the special was only on Fridays, that’s when he began to yell, “We’re not in Mexico. We’re in America.”

The man then turned around and began yelling at the customers behind him. At one point he told the customers, “I’m an American. I don’t use Spanish.” One of the other customers can be heard telling the man, “Okay. Go get a hotdog.”

People on Twitter are dragging the man for being upset at seeing Spanish in a Mexican restaurant.

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How many times are we going to have to see people walking in Latino spaces and threatening us when they hear or see Spanish? These places are created by people who are multilingual and have love for their culture. It is unacceptable for anyone to walk into any of these spaces and demand that people stop using a language they are comfortable using with some customers.

One man came through with a fire recommendation for this particualr diner.

Credit: @MrWilliamJSmith / Twitter

It’s a pretty simple concept. If you con’t want to hear a different language being spoken, don’t go to ethnic restaurants. This isn’t to say that people need to stay away from places that might make them uncomfortable. However, you have to respect the space you are in and the same kindness you are given should be reciprocated.

A community is rallying around the restaurant to show them solidarity.

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As the irate customer was leaving the restaurant when the owner started to record him. The owner asked him who he was threatening to call.

“Immigration,” the man responded. “For you because you’re not legal.”

Perhaps the man is just upset that he isn’t smart enough to speak two languages. Surely, just a couple of weeks of high school Spanish would have taught him the days of the week.

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

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