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.”
According to USA Today,
About 50,000 Hmong, who first began arriving in the United States in 1976 as refugees from the war in Vietnam and Laos, now live in Wisconsin, according to the 2010 Census. It is the country's third largest concentration of Hmong after California and Minnesota; about 250,000 people of Hmong ethnicity live in the United States.
Xiong posted video of the exchange on Facebook, which has since garnered more than 300,000 views.
Xiong said she began recording near the end of the exchange to show her family and friends what she had experienced.“It really took me by surprise,” she said.