Woman in Wisconsin tells Hmong shoppers on Black Friday to ‘speak the language’
APPLETON, Wis. — A Walmart shopper here approached two women on Black Friday, admonishing them to “speak the language” as they talked to one another during what is supposed to be a season of peace and goodwill.
Jasmine Xiong, 22, of Appleton was talking to her mother in Hmong when a woman approached and told both of them: “If you live here in America, speak the language.”
After the unidentified shopper spoke to the women for a few minutes, Xiong began recording.
“I was really shocked and upset and offended that she would say something like that,” Xiong said Monday.
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