Jailed: Hispanic Man Beats Daughter In Public For Dancing With Black Teen

Aaron Aranza mug shot
Aaron Aranza mug shot

*Of all the things a 14-year-old girl might be disciplined for: cutting class, smoking pot, sassing a teacher – choosing to dance with a boy her own age at a Quinceanera dance somehow doesn’t seem fitting.

But it happened to this Texas teen, a young Latina girl whose father, Aaron Aranza, embarrassed her by attacking her in front of everybody because she chose an African American boy to dance with.

According to court documents obtained by The Houston Chronicle Aranza, 37, whipped his 14-year-old daughter with a belt and knocked her into a coffee table.

The alleged incident occurred at the dance practice on April 11, in Houston. Witnesses told police Aranza became enraged when his daughter selected an African-American teen as a dance partner, Click2houston.com reported.

In all seriousness, let’s stop and picture this.

Your beautiful daughter is “practicing” being all dressed up in the lovely Quinceanera dress her mother and sisters most likely helped her shop for. This is a big deal. She has learned the etiquette, and the parents have been invited to watch. The girls are given the order to choose a mate. In their most classy act, they glide over to their intended (hoping the parents in attendance are smiling broadly with pride at seeing their classy behavior).

Now back to this teens reality.

It is also reported that these court documents state in addition to allegedly attacking his daughter, Aranza used a racial epithet when he encountered the African-American teen and pushed the young man, saying “I don’t care that you are a kid.”

According to ABC13.com, Aranza was charged Tuesday with injury to a child under 15. He was released from the Harris County Jail that same day after posting a $20,000 bond.

It is unclear what injuries Aranza’s daughter may have suffered or if the family of the young man intends to press charges.

Quinceanera is the celebration of a girl’s fifteenth birthday in parts of Latin America and elsewhere in communities of people from Latin America.


2 thoughts on “Jailed: Hispanic Man Beats Daughter In Public For Dancing With Black Teen”

  1. If that were my son dancing with his seed I would have beaten his butt for involving himself with a wet back! Totally understandable as to what this dirty, below minimum wage, border hopping strawberry picker did because yes the feeling is mutual!

  2. he should be ashamed of himself. this is his daughter, who most likely demonstrated poise and grace, hoping her father or papi would be proud and see her as precious. whatever his feelings for the young man was, he should have put them aside for his daughter as this ceremonies is one of the most important in her life. she will be tarnished for life about this. what about her prom, graduation, marriage, does she want him to give her away? he should have been mature enough to think of the total picture. also what about the boy. he might actually be of Hispanic origins too. many Hispanics are actually primarily of African descent. the father likely also has some amount of African ancestry too. both George Lopez and Eva Longoria Parker’s dna demonstrates they have African ancestry. still, I hope the best for both kids and hope they are not permanently tarnished or scarred by this.

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