Shocking moment, two racist, older white ladies tell a manager of the Orlando Burger King to go back to Mexico & # 39; when they hear him speak Spanish
- & # 39; Return to Mexico if you want to continue speaking Spanish & # 39 ;, a woman said
- That was after she and her friend heard him speak Spanish with an employee
- & # 39; Guess what, ma'am? I am not Mexican, & Puerto Rican Roberto Castillo replied
- Burger King chain said: & # 39; There is no place for discrimination in our restaurants & # 39;
Two racist clients at a Burger King in Florida told the manager to go back to Mexico – when he came from the American territory of Puerto Rico.
Another customer filmed the heated exchange when the Spanish-speaking manager told the two women to leave his restaurant in Eustis, 40 miles north of Orlando.
& # 39; Return to Mexico if you want to continue to speak Spanish & # 39 ;, one of the women hears from her chair after eavesdropping on manager Ricardo Castillo in Spanish with an employee.
Eustis, Florida Burger King manager Ricardo Castillo protests against two female customers who told him to go back to Mexico & # 39;
The two older women abused manager Roberto Castillo after she heard him speak in Spanish to an employee
& # 39; Guess what, ma'am? I am not a Mexican, & said Castillo, who is of Puerto Rican descent.
& # 39; You are biased and I want you out of my restaurant now. & # 39;
& # 39; I am not biased, & # 39; one of the women claims.
& # 39; I want you to leave & # 39 ;, the manager repeats.
The altercation ended with two older women rising and leaving.
Co-customer Neyzha Borrero has recorded the video, which has since been viewed 22,000 times on social media, on her mobile phone.
& # 39; When I heard & # 39; You cannot speak Spanish in public & # 39 ;, I picked up my phone and said: & # 39; Wait a moment & # 39;, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I can speak both English and Spanish & # 39 ;, said Borrero, who is also Puerto Rican.
& # 39; There are people who can speak other languages. They must not feel discriminated against in their country.
& # 39; They should be proud to be able to learn another language and reach more people. & # 39;
Burger King said the owner of the Eustis franchise & # 39; was investigating the case & # 39 ;.
& # 39; There is no place for discrimination in our restaurants & # 39 ;, said Burger King spokeswoman Dori Alvarez.
& # 39; We expect employees and guests to treat each other with respect. & # 39;
The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico was annexed by the US to Spain in the Treaty of Paris that ended the Spanish-American war of 1898.
Puerto Ricans are American citizens, although they do not elect members of Congress because the area is not a state of the union.
Florida, another former Spanish colony, has a large Spanish-speaking population.
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