A white man was caught on video ranting about employees speaking Spanish to customers at a midtown Manhattan coffee shop — and threatens to call immigration officers on everyone.
The unidentified man is shown in a viral video complaining to an employee at Fresh Kitchen that he overheard workers using Spanish during an exchange with another customer.
“Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English,” the man says.
The employee says that his co-workers sometimes do that, but the man wasn’t satisfied, and pointed wildly around the room at everyone he overheard speaking Spanish.
Other customers laugh at the man and tell him he’s “f*cked up,” and he becomes angrier after he’s unable to find anyone to take his side.
“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 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.”
He sputters angrily at the woman recording video of his tantrum and threatens to call immigration agents on her, too, and storms out of the coffee shop.
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A historian explains why Robert E. Lee wasn’t a hero — he was a traitor
There’s a fabled moment from the Battle of Fredericksburg, a gruesome Civil War battle that extinguished several thousand lives, when the commander of a rebel army looked down upon the carnage and said, “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” That commander, of course, was Robert Lee.
The moment is the stuff of legend. It captures Lee’s humility (he won the battle), compassion, and thoughtfulness. It casts Lee as a reluctant leader who had no choice but to serve his people, and who might have had second thoughts about doing so given the conflict’s tremendous amount of violence and bloodshed. The quote, however, is misleading. Lee was no hero. He was neither noble nor wise. Lee was a traitor who killed United States soldiers, fought for human enslavement, vastly increased the bloodshed of the Civil War, and made embarrassing tactical mistakes.