A Shell gas station worker was fired after she was captured telling a Spanish customer to ‘prove’ she was born in America after getting angry at her for speaking Spanish.
Grecya Moran filmed the racist encounter at the Shell station in San Jose on her phone while she carried her 18-month old son in her arms.
The 59-year-old female worker, who has not been identified, was caught on camera telling Moran to speak in English after she exchanged words with another Spanish-speaking worker.
In the rant, the worker said: “F*** you… You know what, I was planning on quitting anyways and it doesn’t make no difference to you because you have your [unintelligible], you have your money, you could do whatever the f*** you want… But you’re not a citizen of the United States.”
After Moran replied that she had been "born here", the woman doubled down and demanded she show her "proof".
“Show me,” she said.
How do you prove it? Come on, prove it. Prove it to me, mother***er.
Moran told ABC 7 that the woman began shouting at her after she was greeted by a gas station worker in Spanish, and the pair proceeded to have a conversation.
“I even went up to her and apologised,” Moran said.
Excuse me, I’m sorry. All she was saying is, she was greeting me in Spanish. How my day’s going.
And she said, ‘I don’t care, you talk English because this is America’ …she started saying something about, ‘Trump needs to hurry up and build the wall.’ that’s when I was like, Oh my God, she’s being serious.
Moran posted three videos on Facebook, and they’ve been viewed thousands of times.
After she learned the employee was fired, she wrote: “Thank you so much to all my FB friends for all your kind words , and also thank you for taking the time to share my videos.”
This lady was out of control and im glad this lady is no longer working there. Thank you [sic].