A racist bus driver in Jerome, Idaho decided it would be a good idea to approach a student who was speaking Spanish on her bus and pour water on the eighth grader.
The driver, identified as Mary Black, was fired when video surfaced of her telling Miguel Martinez to speak English because he was living in America.
According to fellow student Brayan Alverez, who shot the video you see below:
“She tried to take his phone away and when she didn’t get to do that, she just grabbed the water bottle and started getting him wet.”
Black further humiliates the Hispanic student by telling him:
“I don’t understand Spanish. I’m not going to learn it. I live in America and it’s an English-speaking country. So if you want to speak to me, speak to me in English.”
Juan Espino, the father of another student who rides on Black’s bus, said this is far from the first time Black has made disparaging remarks to Spanish-speaking students:
“(My son) told me he was told by the bus driver that it was not allowed to speak in Spanish while riding the bus.
“When I talked to one of the other kids, he told me that when that took place the driver would turn, when something like that happened, the driver would turn the cameras off.”
Espino added that he posted the video to Facebook was glad Black had to pay a price for what she did:
“It’s not something that we wish for, and not something that I would want to, but there will be consequences in everything that you do in life will be consequences.”
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