Carlos Vasquez From El Salvador: A Short Story

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Carlos Vasquez from El Salvador, went to a known fast food restaurant with his mother in Los Angeles, California to celebrate her birthday, but instead of being a pleasant and happy moment got transformed to the exact opposite. “Speak English or leave America” she yelled. This was informed via Facebook and became viral defending the mother and rejecting the discriminatory comment. At first Carlos’ mother hear the insults and responded in Spanish but little by little she got near the aggressor and speaking English, even though she didn’t know much. Norma, Carlos’ mother called “stupid” to her aggressor various times and told her: “I do speak English, not well, but I do” “I lean offices, I clean restrooms, I am not trash” she answered. When Norma

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