We have seen this time after time: a white racist person belittling a Spanish-speaking person for not speaking english. It’s almost laughable at this point because it happens so often, but what isn’t funny is what the victim must endure. In this case, it was also a 7-year-old child.
On Oct. 19, a family visiting from Guatemala sat and ate at Andy’s — a restaurant in Lovettsville, Virginia — and were conversing like human beings do. A white woman did not like hearing people speaking Spanish because she hurled insulting words and profanities at this family who were accompanied by their 7-year-old daughter.
Some of the nasty words this family had to endure included: “You don’t freeload in this fucking country,” the white woman said according to an NBC affiliate. “You get the fuck out, back to your fucking country.”
The white woman went on to demand the people show her their passports and threatened them by saying she knew everyone in that county.
“It’s not fair that they do this to us, and even less acceptable if there are children present. It’s not fair for any child to have to go through that. You just don’t do that,” the victim said to Telemundo.
While police were called to the scene, no charges were filed. Owners of Andy’s eatery said that white woman isn’t allowed to ever return to their restaurant.
Andy’s also firmly stood against their customer’s racist assault. In a Facebook post titled: “Words of Thanks to a Former Customer,” they wrote “Thank you for understanding that you have a right to express your venomous and vitriolic views—no matter how odious and ignorant—under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Thank you for feeling sufficiently comfortable in those views to express them, thereby making a spectacle of yourself—and allowing all who witnessed “the incident” on October 19, 2018 to understand what a vile and loathsome individual you are. Thank you for disrupting the rights of others who were enjoying an evening of camaraderie in a confined public space. Thank you for strengthening our belief that all people have the right to pursue happiness, which is what they were in the process of doing when you chose to regale them with your idiotic values. Thank you for using profanity in expressing your views. Thank you for showing us—through your actions—that all people have the right to be respected. Thank you—and we mean this with all the aforementioned respect that you rightfully deserve—for never returning to Andy’s. You are not welcome.”
Andy’s customers praised and supported their words.
If you’re interested in hearing this lady spew hateful and racist words, click here to watch the video.