Another video recently emerged online of a person of seemingly European descent telling a brown skinned person to go back where they came from.
This time it wasn't the President, but the person did invoke his name.
A woman in Pennsylvania was caught on camera after freaking out about brown people not speaking English, the language of England. A child spoke Spanish to the cashier and another person in line at a store.
*Newsflash: the oldest city in the United States was established by Spain, where Spanish comes from, making Spanish the European language spoken in the United States the longest, followed by French then English.
Johanny Santana—who is of Puerto Rican descent—recorded video of part of the exchange prompted by a grandson speaking to his grandfather—the store cashier—in Spanish.
According to Santana:
"The boy comes back and asks another question [to the cashier] and that's when the woman, who was next to me, started cursing."
At one point the woman says:
"You shouldn't be in this country. I hope Trump deports you."
*Newsflash: Puerto Ricans are United States citizens with voting rights and freedom of movement within the United States. You can't be deported from your own country to your own country.
@BON3SMcCOY @_SJPeace_ bc it doesn't actually matter to bigots. to them, it's enough that someone's different. it's… https://t.co/0H9nql9nUl— Shpidah! (she is our hero!) (@Shpidah! (she is our hero!))1563749093.0
Watch the video here:
"You don't belong here...Go back to your own country...I hope Trump deports you" Racist White woman says this to a… https://t.co/iHEJRctanb— StanceGrounded (@StanceGrounded)1563740710.0
This happened in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania What is equally outrageous to me is that not one person spoke up… https://t.co/LMyJJhxGKy— StanceGrounded (@StanceGrounded)1563745472.0
The woman also flashed cash at Santana and tells her the money was earned legally and not through drug sales.
@admiralamy @_SJPeace_ I too thought the same thing. Best point made of all comments. White woman lost this battl… https://t.co/OXHjTm8Bkh— Katee (@Katee)1563760174.0
Yes, she stated a racist stereotype—that all Latinxs are drug dealers—out loud and on camera.
The woman added:
"I was born here, you don't belong here… go back to your own country."
"We're not your f**king piggy bank".
Two more racist stereotypes: brown skinned people are not from the United States and all minorities receive public assistance.
*Newsflash: brown people are Indigenous to the Americas and more White people, mostly in the southeast, receive public assistance than Black, Asian, Native Amercan or Latinx.
Where is this woman getting all her misinformation from?
Which is when the woman dropped:
"You don't belong here, you came here illegally. You should be deported… I hope Trump deports you."
@_SJPeace_ And Donald Trump looked upon the results of his work and was proud.....— Ian (@Ian)1563742088.0
@DanielleJavaid @_SJPeace_ I fear this existed b4 Trump, he's just made it mainstream,instead of something people h… https://t.co/zN5M98ZJtt— Jase (@Jase)1563813710.0
People were appalled at her behavior and lack of knowledge.
@_SJPeace_ I'm waiting for someone to say that to me when I speak Spanish to my family! Spanish is my 2nd language… https://t.co/2U62XXHGse— Liz Kile (@Liz Kile)1563741202.0
@_SJPeace_ I notice the hate gets “less bold” when they’re stood up to! Record it all.— To Me, It Matters♥️ (@To Me, It Matters♥️)1563748625.0
@_SJPeace_ Ugh...When American white ppl don't even know they are NOT currently classified as natural to this conti… https://t.co/pFi5zJgZHM— Jeannie King (@Jeannie King)1563744637.0
@_SJPeace_ If we're gonna go by the language then 94% of us should be deported since only 6% in the country speak native American languages.— Kim Miranda (@Kim Miranda)1563743125.0
@_SJPeace_ Gotta' love the cigarette behind the ear. Class act, that one. Also love that her face was clearly visib… https://t.co/OB7bCBkkFQ— MeanPeopleSuck (@MeanPeopleSuck)1563748004.0
Some vowed to speak out when witnessing racism.
@lynned38 @_SJPeace_ @StSmallerie is quite correct. It IS here in NH (and neighbouring VT), and it is insidious. Su… https://t.co/ICZc5FoGuz— Peter Vinton, Jr. (@Peter Vinton, Jr.)1563753217.0
@ladyofthewoods_ @_SJPeace_ It makes me furious— kyran (@kyran)1563741720.0
@Tonyafo_rl @catiedan @ladyofthewoods_ @kyranmind13 @_SJPeace_ My daughter used to work at Walmart. There was a wom… https://t.co/sNeC2DkuNP— Karma Marie (@Karma Marie)1563810856.0
People hoped the woman's employer, if she has one, was watching.
@ChevJustChev @_SJPeace_ Nope. Can’t hardly get unemployment when you’re fired.— LaDonna Waiganjo (@LaDonna Waiganjo)1563742171.0
Cameras are everywhere. While people have the right to spout racist rhetoric online or in public in the United States—hate speech is illegal in some countries so if you're traveling, leave the racism at home—they're not free from the consequences of their hate speech.
Although, people of color do appreciate them pointing themselves out to us.
To learn more about the history of the United States without the lies and half-truths, the book A People's History of the United States is available here. Based on actual documents and verifiable evidence, Howard Zinn debunks many of the things students learned in US history classes.