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'Darth Becky' Calls a Latino American Citizen 'Rapist' and 'Animal': Video

Roll call: BBQ Becky, Permit Patty and now Darth Becky — white women caught on video being racist.

This week, a video has gone viral of an unidentified white woman going off on a racist rant against a Latino man and his mother. The woman, now pegged “Darth Becky,” said she hated them because they are “Mexican.”

Esteban Guzman and his mother were clearing a backyard in Running Springs, which is located more than 50 miles east of Los Angeles, on Saturday. Guzman was born in California and has a full-time job in IT as a systems administrator but works in construction on weekends to supplement his income, according to The Guardian. He happened to be helping his Mexican-born mother that day.

In the video, the woman approaches the two, gets close to Guzman and points her finger in his face. Guzman’s mother filmed the incident.

“Why do you hate us” Guzman can be heard saying.

“Because you’re Mexican,” the woman responded.

“We’re honest people right here,” he said.

“You’re rapists, and animals,” she said. “Drug dealers, rapists and animals.”

The woman also mentioned President Trump in her rant.

“I don’t like to play the blame game,” Guzman told the New York Daily News. “Just because the president of the United States says something, it does not give you the right to act like him.”

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump gained supporters by
calling Mexicans rapists and committing to building a wall between Mexico and the U.S. In May, he referred to some people deported from the U.S. as “animals.”

Last week, amid the border crisis ushered in by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, he tweeted that immigrants will “infest our country.” Trump continues his rhetoric that immigrants are criminals, even though they are
less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans.

“She was yelling at my mom [to] go back to Mexico,” Guzman told The Guardian of the woman’s actions.

“I was like hey, what’s the problem And she said we were all illegals. I told her: ‘I’m a United States citizen.’ And she obviously she didn’t believe me.”

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