Recently, it was reported that a man, identified as Attorney Aaron Schlossberg, at a New York restaurant reprimanded employees and customers for speaking Spanish, and threatened to call ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
All of it was caught on video, on Tuesday, May, 15th, as the man yelled at the manager regarding Spanish speakers within the restaurant.
Among other problematic comments, he yelled, “Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English”Every person I listen to: He spoke it, he spoke it, she’s speaking it. This is America!” he says.“It’s America. So my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country.”
Ignorance like this happens on a daily basis, under the acknowledgment of the entire nation just because it is not caught on camera. What we see in this video, and the blatant disrespect and oblivion this man displays for Latinos in our country is a disappointment and reality of our society.
He goes on to declare that he is the reason for they’re way of life in America. “If they have the balls to come here and live off my money, I pay for their welfare. I pay for their ability to be here. The least they can do… is speak English.” The customers and employees weren’t even speaking to him. Nothing had to do with him, so why did he bring himself into the situation?
Well, I am sorry sir, but this isAmerica. And they are rightfully here, and you are rightfully oblivious.
This was apparently not the first incident involving this Schlossberg man. Willie Morris recognized the man whom he had a run-in with not too long ago, in 2016. He had made eye-contact on the street and immediately, things went downhill from there. In the video,Schlossberg can be seen asking Morris, “What country are you from? I’m going to call the police. You don’t run into me. I’m a citizen here, you’re not. You’re an ugly f***ing foreigner, F*** you.” Morris was born in Massachusetts. He eventually just walked away, but Morris was shaken by the incident.