California Shell gas station clerk fired after going on a racist tirade against Spanish speaking Bay Area woman, Grecya Moran. Caught on video.
An employee at a South San Jose, California, Shell gas station has been fired after launching a racist against a customer who was speaking Spanish- demanding the customer prove she was a U.S. citizen.
According to ABC 7, San Jose resident Grecya Moran was speaking Spanish with an employee who, she said, had greeted her initially in Spanish. The two carried on a conversation in Spanish until another employee demanded that the two speak English.
In captured video, Moran can be heard telling the female employee, who is white, that she is allowed to speak Spanish before the employee asks for proof that Moran is a U.S. citizen.
‘You can do whatever you want because you’re not a United States citizen of the United States,’ the employee says, to which Moran replied ‘I was born here.’
‘Fuck 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 have whatever you want…But your not a citizen of the United States,’ the worker is heard responding.
#Twitter, this happened today at a #SanJose @Shell Gas Station on Bernal Road. The station attendant berated a customer for speaking Spanish to another attendant questioning & asking her to prove citizenship. #Twitter: Do your thing! Video credit: #GrecyaMoran #racism #support pic.twitter.com/4YmVu4sqi7
— Just Shylock (@Real_Shylock) March 29, 2019
Grecya Moran video: ‘I don’t care, you talk in English because this is America.”
Moran filmed the confrontation while holding her 18-month-old son. The mother went on to post the ‘incident’ on her Facebook page.
‘I even went up to her and I apologized,’ Moran reiterated. ‘I 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 in English because this is America.”
Moran sad that the employee, who is not named, became more agitated.
‘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 told ABC. ‘I just got my phone, started videotaping her.’
The manager of the gas station has since revealed the employee was fired the day of the incident. According to the manager, the 59 year old worker was employed at the station for a couple of months prior to the incident.
According to the outlet, the manager would not comment on the confrontation, instead directing ABC 7 to a company called Vintners Distributors.
Moran said she filed a report with the San Jose Police. The department told ABC 7 it was still processing the report, but confirmed Moran reported the incident as a possible hate crime.
Welcome to a polarized America upending on itself….