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Racist Woman Attacks Two People For Speaking Spanish In Grocery Store, Gets What She Deserves
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Racist Woman Attacks Two People For Speaking Spanish In Grocery Store, Gets What She Deserves

A woman allegedly harassed two people for speaking Spanish in a Colorado grocery store, making the customers lose faith in humanity. One of them, however, confronted her in an attempt to restore it.

As of this article, the footage of the event has been viewed more than 1M times since it was posted to Facebook. It shows Kamira Trent shouting down Linda Dwire in a store in Rifle. As Trent and Dwire walk away from the person recording them, a store employee is seen following the two women.

Eventually, Trent called the police and the officers arrested Dwire, taking her to Garfield County Jail, and charging her with two counts of bias-motivated harassment. She was released on bond and is due back in court in November.

The conflict began when Dwire overheard two women speaking in Spanish to each other and interrupted them to ask if the women lived in the US and whether they liked it. After they said yes to both questions, Dwire told them to learn English.

One of the women who has been in the US for eight years and was accompanied at the market by her three children told BuzzFeed News that Dwire was aggressive and kept putting her hand in her face.

Trent was shopping nearby and overheard Dwire saying, “You’re in America. You’re in my country. You can’t speak Spanish here. You need to speak English if you’re going to be in America.” Trent claimed she wanted to de-escalate the situation, reminding Dwire it was a free country and that she couldn’t tell the other women how to speak. “She just got angrier and angrier. I was trying to get her away from the two women, but she wasn’t going to leave them alone,” Trent said. “What she said and the way she said it was wrong.”

But their exchange heated up and about 10 minutes later Trent called the police. The arresting officer, Carlos Cornejo, wrote that when he arrived, he heard Dwire yelling “something to the effect of ‘this is what is wrong with our country’ and ‘they should not be speaking Spanish here.'”

Dwire told the officer she was exercising her right to freedom of speech and that she found it offensive the two women were speaking Spanish because they “didn’t have the respect to speak English.”

“It has nothing to do with race. It’s a patriotic thing,” Dwire told BuzzFeed News. “When people come to my country, they need to love it enough to speak English.” She claims that she confronted people in public places about not speaking English before and believes US immigration laws should stipulate that immigrants learn English.

She added that she has received threats since the incident went viral and isn’t sure if she’ll be able to find an attorney to take up her case. Meanwhile, the internet has quickly identified Trent as a “shero,” thanking her for stepping in to defend the women.

(h/t buzzfeed)

Recently, Linda Dwire allegedly harassed two Mexican women in a grocery store for speaking Spanish

But Kamira Trent confronted her and wasn’t willing to let the bullying slide

As the conflict continued, Trent called the police

Some of it was caught on tape, too

People are taking the time to personally thank Trent for standing up for the women

And many can’t understand the harasser at all

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Joe Sauer
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy fuck, why can't people just let others be. Who is anyone hurting by speaking another language.

JP
Community Member
3 years ago

^^^^This!!!!^^^^ Yes! Exactly my thought!

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Sheila Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

Surely she should only be speaking English if she is in England? That woman is appropriating my culture and as an English person in England, with my English tongue in my English cheek I object! She needs to brush up on her culture and learn to speak her proper Native American language, and make sure it is taught in her local school too. Here in the tiny UK Welsh children learn Welsh at school....

Miss Cris
Community Member
3 years ago

We are now speaking English... in the cloud? A language is only a way to communicate, not a God or a possession. Use it when it's usefull.

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

As some Natives already pointed out, the woman who accused them has no say in this, as long as she doesn't speak any of the real American languages. Remember, Eng-land → Engl-ish. Given the history, and the fact so many USA cities and places still carry Spanish names, they had the right to speak Spanish THE SAME as she had the right to speak English.

Jolijn Njamin-Geurts van Kessel
Community Member
3 years ago

My brother married an American woman and they live in America. I have this real fear that when I come visit them and speak to my brother (or my husband and kids, since they can't speak English) in our own language for a moment someone will come out and attack me over it.

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Alban Bizet
Community Member
3 years ago

Colorado is a Cheyenne territory, so she surely also speak Cheyenne

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

i really wish the Cheyenne and the Sioux and the Blackfoot and the Apache hadnt been hunted out of existance along with their Bisons

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Jo Choto
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh the irony of telling people to speak English, living in a state with a Spanish name that was occupied for thousands of years by Native Americans, and in modern times was completely settled by Spaniards.

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

Half of the US states have names that derived from foreign languages From Colorado, to California, to Arizona to Florida to Louisiana

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

Two Ladies are talking to each other in a language that another lady couldn' t understand - that happens every day to me. I live in eastern France near the border where the older generation speaks a german dialect, immigrants from Italy, Turkey, Algeria and so on speak their native language and when people with different backgrounds talk to each other, they use French.

Väinö-Oskari Astala
Community Member
3 years ago

Always relevant: national_l...nguage.jpg national_language.jpg

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

This is ridiculous - the Italians "discovered" America -then the Spanish and French along with the English colonised it. Along with huge numbers of African people brought agaist their will. Then you have the Irish Gaelic immigrants escaping from the famine in the 1800's. Then the massive immigrations from Europe in the early 20th century - All languages, all entitled to speak their own. The only true language of America is Native Indian dialects, which I am sure this woman would also take offence at

Andrew Keane
Community Member
3 years ago

I remember reading about another situation like this where someone was kicking off about a woman talking on the phone not speaking 'American'. She was speaking in a Native American language...

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mtvare
Community Member
3 years ago

l had to live in 5 different countries and this kind of people are everywhere. they are disgusting and annoying, mostly knowing nothing about anything, only their profession (if they have one), living in their imaginary world of fears and conspiracy theories. Logically modern USA should be the last country with this kind of problems, can't understand how this chauvinism appeared there.

MammaG
Community Member
3 years ago

They get mad because they are too lazy to learn a second language. Pathetic. They are ashamed of their stupidity but blame others. Reminds me of that Cheeto in the White House.

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Angela Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

I worked for a customer service phone line for an American company. I had a man call in angry because this company had a store in Mexico and when he went in no one spoke English. I explained that the store was in Mexico for Mexican customers. "But it is an American company", he replied. "They should speak English." I asked him if he is living in Mexico why didn't he learn the language. He got angry and hung up.

Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
3 years ago

Out of the approximately fifty native speakers of English, some of whom are married to and have children with foreigners (as in: citizens of MY country), a grand total of one (1) bothered to learn the one and only official language of the country.

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Kostas
Community Member
3 years ago

Spanish is not a Race

Hard 2 Guess
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahh a go to response of racist when they cant defend their action. In todays world its unwritten rule. Racist = Bigot. Get with the program. I'd be surprised if dictionaries won't update definition of Racist sooner or later to include bigot and make it synonym to bigot.

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David Viesta
Community Member
3 years ago

This post is a false advertisement. It says that the woman got what she deserved, but it doesn’t say anywhere that she got bitch slapped.

S.
Community Member
3 years ago

“If you want to speak English, then go back to England, woman. You can't stay here if you don't speak MY language Algonquian.” ( from Buzzfeed, since I saw this article there first. )

EvilDinosaur
Community Member
3 years ago

I don’t get why people are so pissed off by people speaking a different language- is it because it reminds them of their own ignorance? I think it’s AWESOME if you’re bilingual- my friend (who’s polish) was still able to beat everyone in English exams despite it being her second language.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
3 years ago

yup, I know many "dumb" immigrants, never having been able to go to school, who know easily 5 languages each

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julien
Community Member
3 years ago

" There is no official language at the U.S. federal level. However, 32 states of the United States, in some cases as part of what has been called the English-only movement, have adopted legislation granting official status to English. Out of 50 states, 30 have established English as the only official language, while Hawaii recognizes both English and Hawaiian as official, and Alaska has made some 20 native languages official, along with English. "

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

Thumbs up for Alaska!

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diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

America isnt even an English word anyway - comes from the Italian

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

...Navigator Amerigo Vespucci

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tarebear
Community Member
3 years ago

Technically unless she was Cherokee, Sioux, etc she literally has no say in immigration.

Lazy Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Surely if she is on Native American land she should be speaking their language. If she wants to speak English why doesn’t she go back to England?

Craig Wright
Community Member
3 years ago

Because she sucks and we don't want her ignorant ass.

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Helen R
Community Member
3 years ago

Ignorant and xenophobic. Go make America great again....

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
3 years ago

"Dwire told the officer she was exercising her right to freedom of speech and that she found it offensive the two women were speaking Spanish because they “didn’t have the respect to speak English.”" Yeah, if she's unable to see the irony in her own statement, you're not going to be able to talk sense to this obvious nutcase. She needs mental help.

Martha Meyer
Community Member
3 years ago

A lot of people seem to think "freedom of speech" means, "everyone has to agree with my opinion".

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Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Uhm..it ain't your country Byotch! The English stole it from the Spanish who, in turn, stole it from the Native Americans. While she finds people that speak anything other than English in America frustrating, I find people that refuse to crack open history books and hide behind the first amendment in order to act like an asshole equally as infuriating. I have a suggestion on who should be deported..and it ain't the two spanish speaking ladies....

MsChloe
Community Member
3 years ago

When will people ever learn to simply be polite to one another and if you don't like something, dont be rude about it, just keep your lame ass opinions to yourself!

Dan Heffley
Community Member
3 years ago

Immigrants are our salvation, considering that America leads the world in 'mono-lingualism'...only 19% of Americans are bilingual...probably mostly immigrants. #2 in ignorance is Belgium...at 62%! Women like this moron are responsible for the old joke: If someone who speaks two languages is called bilingual, and someone who speaks three is called trilingual, what do you call someone who only speaks one language ? Answer: American. Immigrants are our only hope !

Michelle Watler
Community Member
3 years ago

this type of behavior sure isn't "maga" (what a joke this country is right now)

Cassie
Community Member
3 years ago

We live in America where people have the freedom to SPEAK ANY LANGUAGE THEY DAGGUM WELL PLEASE. I do not for the life of me understand how people who think they are being patriotic are basically being the complete opposite demanding everybody step in line and show their papers like some communist official.

Robert Reneker Jr.
Community Member
3 years ago

People tend to forget history. Why were there Italian, German, Irish etc neighborhoods in many of our major cities? Because immigrants coming over flocked to places where people were like them and spoke their language. Anyone who has ever tried to learn a new language as an adult knows it is not impossible, but it is difficult. So first generation immigrants tend to speak their native tongue....it is their children that learn English. So now, instead of German, Italian, etc, it is Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, etc that we see and hear. So unless your ancestors emmigrated here from England, they did not speak English when they first came to America.

Monique Cronje
Community Member
3 years ago

Deplorable woman and glad someone didn't just take videos but actually stood up for whats right. On the other hand, if you are going to highlight the offender's race in the title shouldn't you also highlight the defender's? Racism can't be cured if we don't stop subliminally fueling it. Let the problem be between what is right and wrong. Be better, Bored Panda. Just give us puppy vids and weird art

Hard 2 Guess
Community Member
3 years ago

You have a point Monique. I agree with you defenders race should also be in title. Remember not all are same. Thank you for pointing it out.

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

I speak 3 languages fluently and am able to be understood in other two. I've realised over time that when people like that women get angry when listening to another language it's because they have an inferiority complex. A big one.

tarebear
Community Member
3 years ago

I LOVE that she didn't let the lady get a word in at all that was amazing!!!

Lady Perkele
Community Member
3 years ago

As an Spanish woman from Galicia. Going to USA was something really weird and made me feel ashamed. Everyone thought I was Mexican and wherever I stayed ( travelled to some states) everyone was asking me about Mexican food and making horrible ignorant jokes. I feel really sorry for the Latino and Hispanics who live in USA.

phil blanque
Community Member
3 years ago

Just walk around public places in the US. Listen how many "native unitedstatesians" speak poor English...I mean REALLY poor English! I cannot imagine how they write. For these sad, sad individuals to criticize people in this country who are striving to be bilingual is beyond my comprehension.

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah, and then read their horrible garbage Native English text online...

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Nancy Massi
Community Member
3 years ago

I am an expat living in Mexico. In trying to learn the language, I found that the Mexican people were kind and helpful, and never laughed at me. Oddly enough, it was other American expats who ridiculed and laughed at me to my face when I made a mistake in Spanish. I still don't understand why that is; when Mexicans told me my pronunciation was perfect. If someone is making an effort, I applaud them. Regarding this situation...no native Mexican has ever called me out for speaking in English to another fellow American here in Mexico. There's simply no reason for such bigotry, here or anywhere else.

Bobbi Newell
Community Member
3 years ago

Nancy, the Americans that ridicule you are uncomfortable about their own shortcomings, past or present. Don't let their attitude bring you down. My experience has been that Mexicans are proud of their language; they want to HELP others speak it correctly, and not judge them for doing it wrong!

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

Didn't most the of the Texas formerly belong to Mexico?

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
3 years ago

Parts of Colorado was included in the province of Tejas.

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diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

Anyone who can speak fluently in another language other than their own deserves respect - not criticism

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
3 years ago

People should be able to speak whatever language to each other they feel comfortable with and people like this old cow should mind their own business. There are places in Europe where several foreign languages are heard and are common, and nobody gives a shit. Spanish is a beautiful language too, maybe she's just jealous she doesn't have the brain capacity to be bilingual?

Stacy Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Imagine being an American in another country and being accosted like that by a native of that country? I'm an American and I think it's so arrogant for people like that attacker to not realize the travesty of their own ignorance, and who instead see that scapegoating others for their own problems is the answer.

Carmen Elena
Community Member
3 years ago

It´s so sad to see someone getting angry about something as simple as the language... Yo hablo español and I don´t think there´s a problem with that. There are lots of people from different countries in mine: living, as tourists, or whatever,... welcome! Just let others be!

Agnes Pethes
Community Member
3 years ago

Ok. So now on American tourists/travelers/business men/sportsmen/politicians etc. can visit only places, if they speak the local language. Or they should be silent. Have fun learning Japanese until the Olympic Games, athletes! :D (And so on...) (Posted by a Hungarian who speaks 5 languages)

phil blanque
Community Member
3 years ago

I frequent a state park on Lake Michigan in Michigan. Once when I went there I could hear Russian, Spanish, Chinese. I am proud to have places in the US where people of other cultures enjoy their visits, and I do not require them to speak English all of the time. Very likely, all of these people speak English...but for UnitedStatesians to REQUIRE it only shows their weakness and fear.

Marcos Alonso
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Funniest part of this story is not the assumption by large part of USA population that being the official language means that English should be the only spoken and "foreign" languages tolerated only as secondary when not directly looked down to. Letting aside the fact that great portions of that land that today occupies USA were actually under Spanish rule and that Spanish was widely spoken and many of your cities today have a Spanish name , there are some other dozens local languages that existed prior the arrival or English and are not even considered co-official. Have you ever even adopted any of their words?. In Mexico there are still places where Nahuatl is still spoken. In fact, we, Spaniards, have adopted some words from Nahuatl in our vocabulary, like "chicle" (chewing gum). Greetings from the cradle of one of the most beautiful languages.

phil blanque
Community Member
3 years ago

We should embrace other languages. To me, being in a place where multiple languages are spoken is like listening to the beautiful music of human existence. I feel sorry for those who view it as a threat. What a sad life they are trying to lead!! So closed and frightened!!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 years ago

Civil Courage. This. What a beautiful notion. What a gorgeous example of what civil courage is. Cudos to Kamira Trent, and to everyone else who chooses to do what is right simply because it is the right thing to do!

Lauren Meeks
Community Member
3 years ago

Would she feel the same way about two people speaking french or japanese to each other? Likely not. Such a specific form of ignorance and fear based racism.

Kim Snow
Community Member
3 years ago

I wonder whether that woman ever goes overseas and then does NOT speak English in countries where English isn't the official language?

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Well here we have three languages to learn Filipino, Regional Dialects and English. We can also learn other since almost all of us wants to go to abroad. We know English but don't expect us to converse fluently since it's not our main language we just have to study it because it's part of schools curriculum and more formal in the modern society but it doesn't mean we force tourist to speak our language since that will make restrictions and awkwardness.

Lu
Community Member
3 years ago

The world is bigger than America...in other countries when we visit they never ask us not to speak our own language. That’s how ludicrous it is!!!

Misterscooter
Community Member
3 years ago

Guess what, lady. English is the most common language in the U.S. but it isn't the official language. There isn't an official language although some states have made English their official language.

MasalaDosa
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone needs to slap some sense into this racist lady.

LaTeshia Henderson
Community Member
3 years ago

What gives that troll the right to regulate someone's language! I am glad she got called out!

Rosemary Turpin
Community Member
3 years ago

Just adding, for the sake of interest only -- they were all in Colorado, which happens to be a Spanish translation of "colour", I think. There must be a connection there, but I`m Canadian and don`t know that particular story (yet!)

Miss Cris
Community Member
3 years ago

It means something like "reddish". I imagine it's because of the colour of land, there.

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David McKendrick
Community Member
3 years ago

If she is living in USA shouldn't she be using one of the Native American languages? Shows real disrespect not to use the languages of the Native inhabitants.

Sally Appleton
Community Member
3 years ago

The more languages you speak, the more friends you can make!

Lynn Noyes
Community Member
3 years ago

This woman is accusing the women she attacked of not showing respect? Besides, using her logic we should all be speaking a Native American language. It was their country first.

Bobbi Newell
Community Member
3 years ago

The sad irony of it is, Spanish is the most common foreign language for American students to choose to learn in school. I'm glad she spoke up!

Stacy Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

I bet you that attacker woman's English is crappy and low level.

Laura Zaini
Community Member
3 years ago

how can people be so stupid?

Nosfentor
Community Member
3 years ago

Cuz jesus.

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Romania la volan
Community Member
3 years ago

We found some new land ? Let's kill the natives here and claim the land for us. Now let's build a wall. Oooh someone is speaking another language ? Let's kill him also. This is our land now. That's Murica.

Marcos Alonso
Community Member
3 years ago

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Marcos Alonso
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3 years ago

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Angie Cates
Community Member
3 years ago

People need to mind their own business...Problem solved.

Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
3 years ago

I like that the black guy is going to break up the fight.

London River
Community Member
3 years ago

Stand strong. There are people in the world who accepting, and are willing to give other's freedom in speech. And other people are just down right b*tches, because they get anxious about people talking trash about them in a different language. Well guess what? Some people are nicer than they let on, and just because you're self conscious about you reputation, DOES NOT mean that you can harass people like that. Be like the kind lady, and defend those are can't speak for themselves. Honestly, what has this world come to?

Emma Bruce
Community Member
3 years ago

Shocking

Susanna Vesna
Community Member
3 years ago

How about you learn some fucking Navajo or any NATIVE language, you ignorant bitch?! Glad she got arrested!

Salvacion Delia Tuason
Community Member
3 years ago

MissTrent you’re awesome!!! God bless you always.

phil blanque
Community Member
3 years ago

I was in a Cancun hotel and heard a family speaking English! I called the police, and now two parents and four children are in a Mexican prison. I am looking for more....there are PLENTY of language violators here!!! This has got to stop!!!

Paul Mitchell
Community Member
3 years ago

It shows that behaving like an arsehole is not confined to men.... there is a lot of praise for being female and (correctly) standing up for the two Spanish speakers, but no condemnation of a female being an ugly racist.

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
3 years ago

A flushed face like Dwire's is called "colorado" in Spanish but I'm guessing the subtle irony would be lost on her.

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
3 years ago

We have these bungholes in our country too. Don't worry about them. They were already dumber than their phones, when smartphones weren't invented

Gary Burley
Community Member
3 years ago

The Spanish Conquistadors found America 100 years before Columbus did, so the Spanish speaking woman is speaking the american language. maybe the other woman should learn to speak Spanish too or should i say true american, not including native Indian

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Native American.

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Kat Khatib
Community Member
3 years ago

My grandparents always spoke Ukrainian/Polish to each other!! ...as a kid, I assumed they were talking about ME! LOL I love to hear people speaking their native languages!

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

That’s xenophobia. At least you’re used to hearing something like that.

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Chris Sprucefield
Community Member
3 years ago

It is polite and curteous to speak the common labguage of the group you are conversing with, but apart from that, all bets are off and you speak any labguage you want. Does this woman speak navaho?apachee? (Did i get that right? If not, please forgive me, but you know what i mean) - If not, she's just as guilty of the offense she's accusing them of, not speaking "the native language", and she should just do what she told them - stfu...

Chris Pitch
Community Member
3 years ago

The only point the ranting woman has is the point with her finger

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
3 years ago

hispanic here 1 NO ITS NOT RACIST BUT ITS DISCRIMINATING 2shes stupid america is a free country ppl can speak any language they want 3 fuck dat bitch

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Is your grammar and general text communication better in your native language?

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Miss Cris
Community Member
3 years ago

This happens one day and another in Catalonia, but the opposite. Some Spanish nazi people attack Catalan people talking in Catalan in Catalonia. And, by the way, just after doing it, they say they are worried about how Spanish is treated in USA. :(

Marcos Alonso
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

That's totally inaccurate. What happens in Catalonia is exactly the opposite. You are selling Catalans to the world as victims while there is not real foundation for it. Catalonia is part of a democratic frame, with its perks and its failures, but not a totalitarian state as it is sold to the world. Catalonia's government is ruled by nationalists that look down on the rest of Spaniards (including the ones living in Catalonia) and promote harassing of people speaking Spanish. It is a well known pathetic strategy of the elite of Catalonia to cover up the corruption there are sunk in. Nobody in my circle of friends, familiy and community has ever uttered a word against people from Catalonia. All the contrary, we have always praised them and considered them as part of our community. But perhaps that has to do with the fact that we do not have a broadcasting media that spills poison about others. Another fact?, the majority of people living in Catalonia love and want to be part of Spain. Maybe they have been brainwashed together the other 85% of the Spanish population, right?. Go sell your fake tears somewhere else.

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Adam Francis
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

The Mexican chicks are standing there thinking, "¿Que carajo pasa con esa puta?"

Nosfentor
Community Member
3 years ago

Ignorant inbred filth.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 years ago

thank you for standing up for these ladies. Unreal. I live in a college town and that shit just doesn't go down.

Hugo Raible
Community Member
3 years ago

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Magdalina777
Community Member
3 years ago

The argument is absurd(as everyone's already pointed out) - you're free to speak whatever language you like with your friends/family etc, picking on a random like this is just looking for a scandal. However, and this might be unpopular here I guess, I do firmly believe that if you LIVE in the country, then yes, you should learn its language(I can't comment on these women - it'd appear though that they at least knew enough English to understand that woman's questions and all though). There's no excuse(or perhaps very few excuses such as legit mental disorders etc) for living in a country for years upon years, giving birth to kids in it, and still not speaking its language. That's simply rude and disrespectful to everyone you run into on a daily basis and then have to communicate via gestures or something. With your family, friends, whatever, you can speak whatever, but if you came here to be part of this society, then do everyone(including yourself) a favor and learn its language.

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

The people who don’t are a tiny minority. I don’t think there’s a real problem here.

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natomnesejde
Community Member
3 years ago

SHERO?!?! XD

Pug Pug
Community Member
3 years ago

Speak whatever langue you want. Just don't expect me to be able to help you at check out if you don't know English.

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Immersion is the BEST way to learn. Are you not even going to TRY to help someone learning?

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Tom Edwards
Community Member
3 years ago

I am fluent in both languages. The part I hate is what they are saying about us because they figure we can't understand.If you come to the U.S. legal you have to know and speak English. These people are not even trying to learn!

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh look, another xenophobic narcissist who wants to dictate the norms just to make himself feel comfortable around others.

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Tim M
Community Member
3 years ago

Jennifer Marcotte (Commenter deriding America) is that name French? Apparently Ms. Marcotte has never been to Quebec. If you don't speak French, good luck communicating with others who speak English but refuse to. Back in the 1970s as a young man, I went to Quebec with some English speaking friends. One evening we decided to check out the night life and went to, what appeared to be, a lively but respectable might club/bar. I was first in the door and was greeted by the doorman/bouncer/host in French. Fluent in French, I responded in kind. After several words of conversation in French, I spoke a few lines in English to my friends. The conversation ended abruptly, and we were told there was no more room inside, and that we should leave. Americans are not the only ones to resent foreign languages. Such resentment is popular in Canada too. Quebec is no different than France, the only country outside of Canada where not speaking French will end many conversations. racist-spa...524abd.jpg racist-spanish-speaking-women-kamira-trent-city-market-grocery-store-rifle-5bb9486524abd.jpg

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe they just didn’t like Americans. (??)

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Debbie Andersson
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3 years ago (edited)

"Recently", haven't this story circulated the web for minimum a year now?

Cathy
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3 years ago

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Is this what bored panda is for now? Publicly shaming people? Very good to speak up but no need to post it on the internet with name and all...

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

This is how social animals manage their own. If you don’t behave with the best interests of your group, the group kicks you out.

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Sick Boy
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3 years ago

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"Faith in humanity"? Racism is also a part of humanity.

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

So is murder. You want to normalize that too?

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Anthony Talak
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3 years ago

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A pure dox article. Bullshit article to get the internet mob riled up.

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

You’re the kind of white male dude who calls people “SJW” as an insult, aren’t you?

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Betty Rubble
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3 years ago

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I thought this app was supposed to be about art and creativity xcetera.? What is this bullshit? Time to delete this app. Can't even download an app with having to read about the stupid bullshit

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

Something that makes you actually think and express opinions is not bullshit

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Joe Sauer
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy fuck, why can't people just let others be. Who is anyone hurting by speaking another language.

JP
Community Member
3 years ago

^^^^This!!!!^^^^ Yes! Exactly my thought!

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Sheila Robinson
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3 years ago

Surely she should only be speaking English if she is in England? That woman is appropriating my culture and as an English person in England, with my English tongue in my English cheek I object! She needs to brush up on her culture and learn to speak her proper Native American language, and make sure it is taught in her local school too. Here in the tiny UK Welsh children learn Welsh at school....

Miss Cris
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3 years ago

We are now speaking English... in the cloud? A language is only a way to communicate, not a God or a possession. Use it when it's usefull.

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Daria B
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3 years ago

As some Natives already pointed out, the woman who accused them has no say in this, as long as she doesn't speak any of the real American languages. Remember, Eng-land → Engl-ish. Given the history, and the fact so many USA cities and places still carry Spanish names, they had the right to speak Spanish THE SAME as she had the right to speak English.

Jolijn Njamin-Geurts van Kessel
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3 years ago

My brother married an American woman and they live in America. I have this real fear that when I come visit them and speak to my brother (or my husband and kids, since they can't speak English) in our own language for a moment someone will come out and attack me over it.

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Alban Bizet
Community Member
3 years ago

Colorado is a Cheyenne territory, so she surely also speak Cheyenne

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

i really wish the Cheyenne and the Sioux and the Blackfoot and the Apache hadnt been hunted out of existance along with their Bisons

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Jo Choto
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh the irony of telling people to speak English, living in a state with a Spanish name that was occupied for thousands of years by Native Americans, and in modern times was completely settled by Spaniards.

diane a
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3 years ago

Half of the US states have names that derived from foreign languages From Colorado, to California, to Arizona to Florida to Louisiana

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

Two Ladies are talking to each other in a language that another lady couldn' t understand - that happens every day to me. I live in eastern France near the border where the older generation speaks a german dialect, immigrants from Italy, Turkey, Algeria and so on speak their native language and when people with different backgrounds talk to each other, they use French.

Väinö-Oskari Astala
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3 years ago

Always relevant: national_l...nguage.jpg national_language.jpg

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

This is ridiculous - the Italians "discovered" America -then the Spanish and French along with the English colonised it. Along with huge numbers of African people brought agaist their will. Then you have the Irish Gaelic immigrants escaping from the famine in the 1800's. Then the massive immigrations from Europe in the early 20th century - All languages, all entitled to speak their own. The only true language of America is Native Indian dialects, which I am sure this woman would also take offence at

Andrew Keane
Community Member
3 years ago

I remember reading about another situation like this where someone was kicking off about a woman talking on the phone not speaking 'American'. She was speaking in a Native American language...

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mtvare
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3 years ago

l had to live in 5 different countries and this kind of people are everywhere. they are disgusting and annoying, mostly knowing nothing about anything, only their profession (if they have one), living in their imaginary world of fears and conspiracy theories. Logically modern USA should be the last country with this kind of problems, can't understand how this chauvinism appeared there.

MammaG
Community Member
3 years ago

They get mad because they are too lazy to learn a second language. Pathetic. They are ashamed of their stupidity but blame others. Reminds me of that Cheeto in the White House.

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Angela Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

I worked for a customer service phone line for an American company. I had a man call in angry because this company had a store in Mexico and when he went in no one spoke English. I explained that the store was in Mexico for Mexican customers. "But it is an American company", he replied. "They should speak English." I asked him if he is living in Mexico why didn't he learn the language. He got angry and hung up.

Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
3 years ago

Out of the approximately fifty native speakers of English, some of whom are married to and have children with foreigners (as in: citizens of MY country), a grand total of one (1) bothered to learn the one and only official language of the country.

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Kostas
Community Member
3 years ago

Spanish is not a Race

Hard 2 Guess
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahh a go to response of racist when they cant defend their action. In todays world its unwritten rule. Racist = Bigot. Get with the program. I'd be surprised if dictionaries won't update definition of Racist sooner or later to include bigot and make it synonym to bigot.

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David Viesta
Community Member
3 years ago

This post is a false advertisement. It says that the woman got what she deserved, but it doesn’t say anywhere that she got bitch slapped.

S.
Community Member
3 years ago

“If you want to speak English, then go back to England, woman. You can't stay here if you don't speak MY language Algonquian.” ( from Buzzfeed, since I saw this article there first. )

EvilDinosaur
Community Member
3 years ago

I don’t get why people are so pissed off by people speaking a different language- is it because it reminds them of their own ignorance? I think it’s AWESOME if you’re bilingual- my friend (who’s polish) was still able to beat everyone in English exams despite it being her second language.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
3 years ago

yup, I know many "dumb" immigrants, never having been able to go to school, who know easily 5 languages each

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julien
Community Member
3 years ago

" There is no official language at the U.S. federal level. However, 32 states of the United States, in some cases as part of what has been called the English-only movement, have adopted legislation granting official status to English. Out of 50 states, 30 have established English as the only official language, while Hawaii recognizes both English and Hawaiian as official, and Alaska has made some 20 native languages official, along with English. "

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

Thumbs up for Alaska!

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diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

America isnt even an English word anyway - comes from the Italian

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

...Navigator Amerigo Vespucci

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tarebear
Community Member
3 years ago

Technically unless she was Cherokee, Sioux, etc she literally has no say in immigration.