Woman vows to fight South Texas ‘Whites Only’ cemetery

South Texas cemetery tells woman it's 'whites only' - NBC News

NORMANNA, Texas (WOAI) – Dorothy Barrera of Texas revealed an ugly practice after trying to bury her husband at San Domingo cemetery earlier this month.

The whites-only cemetery would not let her bury her husband there because he was Mexican.

“I told her that he wasn’t supposed to be buried there because he was a Mexican,” said the cemetery’s director. “That’s as plain as I can say [it]. That’s what I told her, so that’s what we’ve been doing.”

A Bee County constable says less than 24 hours after denying Barrera, the San Domingo cemetery association reversed its decision.

But Barrera decided to go another route.

“I’m going to sue him and I’m still going to fight for the rights of my husband,” said Barrera. “And I’m going to fight for the rights of the other people.”

“Politically it should be resolved not addressed,” said Peter Vallecillo, state commander of the American GI Forum Organization of Texas. He says the Department of Justice is now investigating.

“We’re going to address these issues if nobody else will.”

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