Dos amigas hablaban en español cuando una mujer las atacó por NO hablar inglés en América; la policía interviene
The situation spread like wildfire after the video was posted on Facebook. The media were in charge of continuing to share the story that today causes some controversy.
According to CNN, two Hispanic women were in a market in the state of Colorado, in the United States. While the two were talking in one of the aisles between the market gondolas, a woman would have attacked them because they were not speaking English. The police intervened, and the woman today faces charges of discrimination.
Yo nunca pensé que esto me fuera a pasar a mi. Estábamos una amiga y yo platicando en la tienda en español y de repente llega una señora a insultarnos que si vivíamos en este país no teníamos que hablar español que tendríamos que hablar sólo inglés. Gracias a la otra muchacha (que no conocemos) nos defendió y llamó a la policia, Y creo que se llevaron arrestada a la señora que nos estaba agrediendo. Siempre vi los videos en las redes y me daba coraje y hoy, que fue mi caso puedo decir que sentí una gran impotencia.
Posted by Faby VelSa on Monday, October 1, 2018
Fabiola Velazquez and Nava Marín, were interrupted in their conversation by Linda Dwire, 64 years old. Dwire, I would have told them that if they lived in America, they should speak English. A person who was in the market intervened and defended the two Hispanics.
Linda Trent, a woman also from the United States, who was at the scene, intervened to defend them, telling Dwire not to harass them.
Trent called the police and Dwire was arrested on two counts of discrimination.
Velásquez wrote, in Spanish, about his experience: “I always saw the videos on social networks and they made me angry, and today, when it happened to me, I can say that I felt a lot of helplessness.”
Velásquez told CNN he would not like something similar to happen to others, but added that if this happens, “they have rights and can call the police.”
“Many times [the] Hispanic community does not feel safe asking for help,” CNN reported in a published article.
It is true that for life to be easier for us, learning to speak the language of the country in which we live is essential, but it is also true that attacking others is not a good thing.
All people in the United States, and regardless of their immigration status, are protected against acts of discrimination in many areas of their lives, for example, in the workplace. All the inhabitants of this country have the right to call the police and make claims before the law for presumption of discrimination, whether or not they are legal in the country.
The positive to rescue
The woman who defended them and the police who took Dwire to a halt are from the United States, and they have the sensitivity to understand aggression and the incorrectness of women’s actions.
We all have an obligation to fight for fairer worlds, free of discrimination, and doing what Linda Trent did is the great example of this story. It is going out to defend whoever is being attacked, avoiding injustice and working as a team for a more equitable and just world.