For Trent, the decision was easy, she told FOX31 in an interview.
“I mean, I was disgusted. I couldn’t believe I was hearing that,” Trent told the outlet. “Nobody should be treated that way, ever.”
Trent is heard saying: “You do not harass people! Get out of here, now!”
According to Buzzfeed News, those women are Fabiola Velasquez and Isabel Marin, and Dwire first approached them while they spoke to each other in Spanish. Dwire is accused of asking the women whether they are from the U.S. and whether they could learn the English language.
“You will lose your country,” Dwire is heard saying. “You know what, you will lose this country.”
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says it arrested Dwire on a charge of harassment, according to Fox News. An arrest report says Dwire was yelling, “This is what is wrong with our country” and “They should not be speaking Spanish here,” according to Buzzfeed News. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Dwire said her comments had nothing to do with race because “it’s a patriotic thing.”
As news of the confrontation spread on social media — and Trent’s identity remained unknown — some took to Twitter to hail her as a “shero” who showed what it means to be an ally to people of color.
2 Hispanic women were speaking to each other when they were approached by this a racist white lady who harassed them for speaking Spanish in the store. That’s when another white woman, an ally, confronted her. Twitter, lets find this ally thank her.
— Simar (@sahluwal) October 3, 2018
Dear White People, this is how you use your white privilege and teach those who can’t teach themselves! Our WOKE ally continued to scold the racist for harassing the innocent Hispanic women and we can’t get enough of this well-deserved teaching moment. https://t.co/e07etqCSpD
— EBONY MAGAZINE (@EBONYMag) October 4, 2018
We Stan this queen. An ally
— Aaron (@chibikuma83) October 4, 2018
Now Trent says she hopes that others will follow her lead.
“I honestly hope this video has inspired people to do that,” Trent told Fox31. “Stand up. Speak up. Don’t sit there and let it happen. It’s not OK.”