Should everyone in the U.S. speak English? Apparently, so says this elderly white woman as confronts a Hispanic woman ordering food an IHOP restaurant. Isn’t this the INTERNATIONAL House of Pancakes?
Carlos Steven Vasquez, the son of the Hispanic woman captured the confrontation on this video.
Apparently a woman overheard his mother Norma Vazquez speaking Spanish to her family and felt the need to speak up in defense of English. Vasquez added the caption,
“So today at IHOP a white lady stepped in and insulted my mother for speaking Spanish. She told my mom to learn English Or get out of America.my mom does speak English with an accent though! I stepped in an didn’t let her do that. Please share!! This will not stop unless we step in. Latinos tenemos que hablar contra el RACISMO!”
The unidentified elderly white woman in the video screams at Norma Vazquez to
“go back to Spain. We speak in English in the United States”
Vasquez, who isn’t from Spain, retorts that she does speak English, too. As the elderly woman continues to fling insults, Vasquez gets more and more enraged and starts shouting back.
“You want the Russians over here telling you what to do? You want the Nazis telling you what to do?” the elderly woman asks.
“That’s what you’re doing to my mom,” Carlos retorts. “You’re telling her what to do. She speaks English. She’s not perfect, but she speaks English. You can’t do that.”
“I don’t tell you how to live here, and you live here this is America. We have the freedom to do what we want,” Carlos stated.
“Yes and we want English. We don’t want the Nazis back. We don’t want fascists back. We don’t want Castro back,” the woman shouts.