Activist Shaun King has identified the man as attorney Aaron M. Schlossberg.
“7 of your college classmates from
@JohnsHopkins & @GWtweets contacted me and said this is you & they aren’t surprised,” he tweeted.
He also said that the man has come in contact with Muslim leaders around New York City who said that Schlossberg has harassed them.
A White man berated employees and threatened to call the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on them for speaking to customers in Spanish at a Fresh Kitchen in New York City.
In the viral video, the man is speaking to an employee at the coffee shop about the exchange.
“Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English,” the man says.
When an employee tells him that his co-workers sometimes speak Spanish in the store, he became upset and started pointing around at all the Spanish speakers in the store.
“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,” the unidentified man says. “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 could do, the least they could do is speak English.”
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.