UPDATE: We’ve got an update on how Schlossberg’s racist tirade is panning out for him today. Spoiler… not well.
It’s been a whole 10 minutes, so it’s time for our profession to utterly disgrace itself again. This installment of lawyers behaving badly finds us in a New York Fresh Kitchen where a man, identified by Shaun King and our colleagues over at Dealbreaker as an attorney, goes on a racist tirade while ordering a sandwich — as one is wont to do.
Because we’ve not independently confirmed the identity of the man at this point, we’re not naming him yet, but we’re ready to assume he’s a lawyer anyway just based on his smugly belligerent attitude. (UPDATE: More sources are confirming King’s identification of this man as Aaron Schlossberg, a George Washington Law graduate who donated to the Trump campaign and has been filmed at Milo rallies. So… that all checks out.)
His primary complaint to the manager of the Fresh Kitchen appears to be that some employees speak Spanish to each other while preparing his lunch. He says they were speaking Spanish to customers too, which if they were, assumes those customers also spoke Spanish. That would just be good service. The irony of all of this is… his bio claims he’s fluent in Spanish.
After declaring that “this is America” — which is apparently his mispronunciation of ‘Murica — he decides to up his game with the legal threats because “deranged racist” is a JD Advantage position.
My guess is, they’re not documented. So my next call is going to be to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country.
Yes, because no one else speaks Spanish in New York. Actually, there’s a whole part of America that only speaks Spanish, and a lot of those people live in New York now. Something to do with the rest of the country refusing to fix their power or get them clean water.
But this is actually the most terrifying aspect of this video — ICE is so bereft of oversight under this regime of knuckledraggers, that it’s entirely likely that some DHS brown shirts would descend on Fresh Kitchen and detain the whole salad department for three weeks before figuring out they’re all third generation Brooklynites. That’s not an exaggeration — one-fifth of the people ICE detains who respond, “um, but we’re actually citizens” turn out to actually be citizens.
If they have the balls to come here and live off of my money. I paid for their welfare, I paid for their ability to be here.
This is where one might point out that if these employees really were undocumented, they wouldn’t be getting welfare, but that assumes racists actually care if the logic of their rants remains internally consistent. But they don’t because once they get to “black and brown people are bad” they can kind of wing the rest of it.
Toward the end, one of the women offers the most sound advice for the guy.
Maybe you should get hit by a car you piece of shit.
Way to go lawyers! Proving once again that you can’t buy decency with a JD.
UPDATE: The article has been edited to add more clarity to the fact that the one-fifth number regarding ICE detentions applies, of course, to people who claim to be citizens.
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