Video Shows Brits Calling Army Vet From Texas a ‘Dirty Little Immigrant’
For some reason Racists in Britain feel real empowered. Where will this lead?
A 38-year-old Mexican-American U.S. Army veteran was taunted and threatened Tuesday morning in Manchester, England, by a group of young British men, who called him a “dirty little immigrant” and told him to “get back to Africa.”
A video of the incident rapidly spread over social media, and Juan Jasso, the victim of the attack who has lived in England for 18 years, has become a symbol for other migrants who have faced xenophobic taunts in the days after the Brexit referendum, reports The New York Times.
Jasso is from Brownsville, Texas. He’s a former rugby player and coach, and he worked as a signals intelligence analyst for the Army and the National Security Agency in Germany and Britain for seven years, according to The New York Times. He now teaches in the sports science department of The Manchester College.