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She Harassed Taco Truck Workers, So They Brought A Full-on "Mariachi And Tacos Party" To Her Street

Culture & Community By O. DELGADO
She Harassed Taco Truck Workers, So They Brought A Full-on "Mariachi And Tacos Party" To Her Street

Fight hate with love - and tacos.

"Taco Truck Tammy" threatened to call ICE on taco truck workers selling tacos on her street, so LULAC organized a full-blown fiesta on her street, complete with mariachi, folklorico, and, of course, free tacos.

Tammy's Dallas neighborhood residents had no idea what was going on when a parade of mariachis came marching down their street at full volume.

The event, part protest, part cultural celebration, but, mostly, a party, was organized by LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, our nation's oldest and largest Latino organization, in response to an incident in which Tammy (not her real name) threatened to call ICE on food truck workers who were legally selling food on her street.

"When they go racist, we go tacos and mariachis."

Neighborhood residents who ventured out to investigate ended up joining the crowd that set up camp under a tree across from Tammy's house, sticking around for the tacos, the music, and the folklorico dancing. But mostly for the tacos. 

"I am here simply to pray for Tacos Tammy. I'm concerned about her capacity to hate people she ain't never met. And I'm also concerned about the fact that she don't love tacos like I love tacos," said black civil rights leader Reverend Peter Johnson, who was invited to speak at the event.

Because who doesn't love tacos? As Francis Maxwell of the Young Turks points out:

"How racist do you have to be to complain about people selling tacos on your street? You know what I'd give to have someone selling tacos outside my door? That is what happiness looks like."

A Woman Threatened To Call ICE On Food Truck Workers, So They Responded By Throwing A FULL BLOWN Taco Fiesta Outside Her Door. LOVE TRUMPS HATE. http://tyt.com/francis

Posted by The Young Turks on Monday, July 27, 2020

"I am proud of all of you that are here, standing up against hatred, mean-spiritedness, and bigotry. Every step we take together against hatred helps move our nation," said Reverend Johnson, who worked with Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King. "On this glorious Sunday, we'll open up Taco Tammy's heart, but we'll also say to the nation: we welcome everybody."

"Let's work, walk, pray, and stand up together for justice, and let's say to all of the Taco Tammy's in this city and this nation: this land belongs to all of us. Let's work together to make it a better place."



Reporting by Olivia Cristina Delgado
IG: @oliviacristinadelgado
Twitter: @olivdelgadodice


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