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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.

Read: Study: While Whites Are Responsible For Most Air Pollution, Latinxs And Blacks Are The Most Negatively Impacted

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Latina Faces Deportation After Confronting A Man Wearing A “Make America Great Again” Hat At A Mexican Restaurant

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Latina Faces Deportation After Confronting A Man Wearing A “Make America Great Again” Hat At A Mexican Restaurant

Anything can trigger a person. It could either be something very subtle or very direct. People have no idea what will set someone off, and in our tense political times, confrontation can be inevitable. Whether a person goes off on someone because of the color of their skin, their hair, the language that they’re speaking, or by something that they’re wearing, people should always remain cautious. More importantly, if you see something offensive, you may want just to walk away. That is undoubtedly the unfortunate situation for a Latina living in Massachusetts.

A 41-year-old woman, who is from Brazil, confronted a white man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a Mexican restaurant.

It appears from the man’s recording that the woman walked behind him and took off his hat. For a brief time, it seemed as if the two were almost playing around. They both appear to be laughing.

Police arrested the woman because she got physical by grabbing his hat.

The woman was charged with alleged assault. Once officers checked her status and saw she was from Brazil and in the U.S. without documentation, they put her in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody.

“Santos is currently facing local charges for assault and other offenses. She is presently in ICE custody and has been entered into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” John Mohan, a public affairs officer for ICE’s Boston office, said in a statement to NBC News.

The woman is now facing deportation.

“It’s just a hat at the end of the day,” Bryton Turner, the man in the video, told CBS News. “I don’t really understand why people can’t just express themselves anymore, everybody has to get mad.”

He also added: “I don’t ever want to assume people are illegal because I don’t think that’s fair to a lot of good citizens. It’s good that they got her.”

Santos has since been released but her deportation will be decided on in court at a later date.

READ: This Latino Captured Racist Assault Of Subway Rider On Video, Then Detained Her Until Police Showed Up

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Singer Whose Songs No One Knows Joy Villa Dressed As A Border Wall At The Grammys

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Singer Whose Songs No One Knows Joy Villa Dressed As A Border Wall At The Grammys

Joy Villa is known more for her bigoted red carpet gowns than her music, so, unsurprisingly, the singer attended the Grammys on Sunday with no nominations and one very xenophobic dress.

As Cubana immigrant Camila Cabello opened the award ceremony, Dominicana-Trinidadian Cardi B made history as the first solo woman to win Rap Album of the Year and Boricua Jennifer Lopez talked about the importance of music with former first lady Michelle Obama, Argentine-African American singer-songwriter rolled up to the party as a border wall.

Yep. Homegirl wore a black-and-white, brick-patterned dress with the words “Build the Wall” on the back and a gray cape that had barbed wire on its shoulders. To top off the racist-tacky look, she sported a red purse with white words that said: “Make America Great Again.”

“I believe in building the wall to protect our southern border, not to keep people out but to protect the citizens of our country,” Villa told the Los Angeles Times about her outfit. “I’m part Latina, I’m Black, and I believe in what the president’s saying. This to me is a representation of that, in a very visual way. … I always make a statement.”

But, like President Trump, Villa is oblivious to the realities of the alleged border crisis. To start, there isn’t one. Crossings at the southern border have steadily decreased since the early 2000s. Last week, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called Trump’s militarization at the border and demands for a wall a “charade of border fear-mongering” and then ordered a majority of the state’s National Guard to withdraw from its border. According to her, and many other leaders whose states and cities edge Mexico, border towns are among the safest in the country. Yet Trump, and supporters like Villa, continue to propagate misinformation rooted in hate.

This isn’t the first time Villa, who is a part of Trump’s campaign advisory board, uses an award show to support the president. In the past, the artist — whose songs no one has listened to — has worn a Make America Great Again gown and an anti-abortion dress.

Read: Cardi B Makes History At The Grammys, Becomes First Solo Woman to Win Rap Album Of The Year

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