The incident was disturbing, but at the same time, it is symptomatic of the problems that are facing a country when you have people who are building political careers out of demonizing people who have Hispanic last names or who are different in any form or fashion.
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Dear Facebook friends, this is not a political post.
I just left Walmart Lee's Summit. I went to do a Walmart to Walmart pick up. I gave them the reference number, I provided my state issued drivers license, and Audrey a 20-year Walmart veteran asked me "Were you born here?" I naturally said "what?" Because I have never been asked that question before and I didn't know what she meant. She then clarified for me and restated the question and asked me "Were you born here in the United States? I have to ask."
First off let me make this clear, yes I was born here.
I don't even understand why this is a question that she has to ask!! She had my ID; she had the reference number. I'm so mad! I'm not mad at her. I'm mad about what this country is turning into! I understand we all have jobs to do, but this is just crazy.
I tear up during a good performance of the American anthem, i'm hurt by the loss of those serving our country. I'm a patriot. I love my guns.
This feels like discrimination, but I need Walmart to clear this up for me.
If not them maybe CNN CNN en Español HuffPost Latino Voices 41 Action News - KSHB-TV FOX 4 News Kansas City Guardian US MSNBC Fox NewsThe Kansas City Star can help clear this up for me.
I am a citizen of this beautiful United States of America. I will fight for her. I will not tolerate hate or discrimination.
Share this and maybe we can shed a light on this flippin' madness.
-Jacobo "Cobo" Oviedo