Latina defends Muslim couple against xenophobic, verbally abusive subway passenger

In true patriotic form, a young Latina from Queens stood up to proudly defend a Muslim couple, after she overheard them being subject to verbal abuse by a prejudiced subway passenger.
The attacker, who appeared to be middle-aged and also Latina, was captured on camera asking the pair in poor manner, “Why are you here? Why are you in this country? You are not one of us.”
The public altercation grew more heated after one rider, with a noticeable accent — asked the woman to stop shouting out the rude remarks. The woman can then be heard yelling back, “no, you don’t understand … you are not even from here!”
That’s when 23-year-old Tracey Tong took the matter upon herself in attempt to talk some sense into the elder.
“I am not asking you to be quiet. I am asking you to please respect her … In Spanish, in English, in Chinese, in French. Whatever language you want me to tell you,” Tong said, appearing flustered.
Tong, who described herself as Chinese and Peruvian, also inquired about the woman’s background, in hopes to get an important point across.
When the woman revealed she was Puerto Rican, Tong added, “Whether you’re born here, from Puerto Rico or wherever you are from … I don’t like the way you are treating her. We are all in this together. Whether you like what’s going on in the government or not, f–k it, you got to deal with it. You are a grown woman.”
Tong later told Univision in an interview that the Puerto Rican woman harassed the couple further by asking what they were carrying inside a suitcase, because she thought they “looked” Muslim.
“I didn’t even think about it,” Tong said, as she was too fired-up from the event.

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