A Dominican woman was racially abused on a bus in Madrid in the second racially charged incident in recent weeks.
The woman was travelling on the bus when a 51-year-old man began insulting her and accusing her of stealing jobs and using derogatory language.
The bus driver saw the events unfolding and notified the authorities and witnesses stated that the man was physically aggressive towards the woman but thanks to the bus driver’s intervention was made to stop.
The bus driver has been praised for his actions and for “raising his voice against violence.”
This incident has brought the debate about racism in Spain to the forefront as racist comments and behaviour are becoming increasingly common and especially towards the latino community.
It is worth bearing in mind that just last week, a man with a gun murdered multiple people in Texas, US, “to kill as many Latinos or Mexicans as possible.”
Racism, in any capacity, should not be tolerated and it is encouraging to see the outrage that this incident has caused through social media and also to see that the bus driver’s actions made a difference to a situation that could easily have escalated.