Despite the fact that we live in what is outwardly a progressive society, there are still countless individuals who hold prejudiced views. Case in point, this lawyer who launched into a shocking racist rant after hearing two women order their food in Spanish at a New York City restaurant.
Even though their conversation had nothing to do with him, he took umbrage with the fact that a language other than English was spoken in his vicinity and made his views known at the Fresh Kitchen on Madison Avenue, New York, where the incident took place.
To see him threaten to have the Spanish women deported and throw vile insults, check out the video below:
Customer Edward Suazo, whose wife was one of the women targeted by the lawyer, Aaron Schlossberg, has now spoken about the incident. He said his wife and her friend were being helped by a Spanish-speaking employee at the restaurant before Schlossberg launched into his rant.
“My guess is they’re not documented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country,” he spat.
“If they have the balls to come here and live off of my money – I pay for their welfare, I pay for their ability to be here – the least they can do is speak English,” the racist continued.
“If you intend on running a place in Midtown Manhattan, the staff should be speaking English, not Spanish!”
Schlossberg turned to the woman who filmed his rant and said, “Honey, I’m calling ICE.”
He then told the woman not to eat the sandwich she’d purchased, and, unable to listen to his vile abuse any longer, an employee at the restaurant suggested that the best thing that could happen to him would be if Schlossberg got hit by a car later in the day.
The video was subsequently posted on social media where it has now gone viral.