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Man's rant at workers speaking Spanish goes viral

Man's rant at workers speaking Spanish goes viral Man's rant at workers speaking Spanish goes viral
Melinda Barton | 17 May, 2018, 14:42

The video, which was recorded at a Fresh Kitchen in Midtown Manhattan, was shared on Facebook by Edward Suazo, who says the altercation began after the customer heard Suazo's wife and her friend speaking to another employee in Spanish.

In a moment of fury, another client started recording with her cellphone and later published the video with the message: "Just experience what America is becoming!"

A white man's bigoted tantrum went viral Wednesday, after journalist Shaun King posted footage of the individual berating Spanish-speaking employees at a Manhattan café.

An angry white man threatened to call federal immigration authorities on Latino workers at a NY restaurant because they had the audacity to speak Spanish within earshot of him.

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted in response to the racist video: "The 8.6 million people who call the city home speak more than 200 languages".

Schlossberg is reported to be a commercial lawyer whose office is listed as being across from the Fresh Kitchen where the incident took place. She said the angry customer lost it after the person ahead of him started ordering in Spanish. "The least they could do-the least they could do is speak English".

'I pay for their welfare, I pay for their ability to be here.

Then, when the manager confronted him, he just wouldn't shut up.

Speaking about the Fresh Kitchen staff he goes on to say he guesses they're not documented.

Last year, Thomas D. Homan, the acting director ICE, warned anyone living in the country illegally that they were deportable: "You should look over your shoulder", he said. "Take a break from the food", the man says before walking away, to which the woman responds, "Maybe you should get hit by a auto, you piece of [expletive]!" He said his wife, her friend, and employees witnessed the rant and were victimized by it.

The man threatens to call immigration authorities and also insults the employee on her physical appearance.

The restaurant's manager told The New York Daily News the ranting customer didn't realize the woman speaking Spanish with his employee was a regular. "They're all New Yorkers and they're all welcome here".