When Racism Against Latinos Gets Recorded (Part II)

UPDATE: Latino Rebels was the first outlet to speak to Carlos Steven. Here is the conversation we had with him this past Sunday.

This video, posted yesterday on Facebook by Carlos Steven Vasquez, had already gotten over 1.4 million views and 54,000 shares before we came cross it through our social feed. This is what Carlos Steven posted on his wall: “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! Here’s the video of proof! Share!!!”

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!Here’s the video of proof!Share!!!

Posted by Carlos Steven Vasquez on Friday, July 31, 2015

 

She is not from Spain, by the way.

According to Carlos Steven’s Facebook post, this happened in at an IHOP in Los Angeles (3165 W Sixth St), which is Koreatown.

Carlos Steven’s Facebook friends commented on how he kept his cool, and this is what he said on Facebook: “You gotta be the bigger man dude! I was shaking, but I know how to RESPECT at least.”

He also said this: “I was lost every time she mentioned Castro, nazis, and idk what else she said. She then said I was from the mafia and I killed people. It was before I took my phone out. It’s sad.”

One more thing: kudos to the mother who spoke out and told that woman to basically stop being so ingnorant.

We do wonder if the lady in the IHOP video is related to this guy from the Westgate resort.

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