Video Shows White Man's Racist Rant Towards Black Postal Employee in Dallas

An African-American U.S. postal worker in North Texas was verbally abused by a white man on Monday who called him the N-word because he didn't receive the form he wanted. There were audible gasps heard from bystanders as they stood in line shocked. They can also be heard trying to intervene, telling the man his behavior was not acceptable.

In a widely viewed video posted on Twitter on Wednesday, the white man yells at the customers that he doesn't care and tells them to "shove it!" He then turns back to the counter, and calls the employee a fool before launching into more profane insults, including racist slurs. He then leaves — the employee isn't seen in the video.

Kian Salem — an 18 year old college student — was at the post office on Trinity Mills Road and the Dallas North Tollway on Monday when suddenly a man's elevated voice caught his attention, according to Fox 4 News.

"I just had that gut feeling he was going to say something questionable," Salem said. "So I pulled out my phone. You never know these days." He also said customers were able to get the man's license plate number and give it to the employee.

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A United States Postal Service (USPS) worker leaves a postal facility on August 15, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The viral racist rant was filmed at a USPS store in Dallas (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dallas police officers were called to the post office shortly. By the time officers arrived, the belligerent customer was gone. Another customer captured part of the racially-charged rant and posted it online. Federal postal inspectors are now investigating the event.

A USPS spokesman tells FOX 4 that the postal inspector's office is aware of the situation. Citing an active investigation, the spokesman did not say if inspectors have identified the man.

Salem's mother, Naylee Farjad, decided to post the video in its entirety on social media.

"As soon as I saw the video, I was just enraged that someone would actually use that kind of language," she said on Wednesday.

Being of Middle Eastern descent, Farjad said she and her son have been on the receiving end of racism before, and so she wants people to see the kind of ugliness that exists still today.

"I thought it was important to show people this is not in some town in the backwoods. This is in Dallas, Texas. A large modern city," Farjad said. "Actions have consequences. And I hope that there are consequences for his actions."

A spokesman for the postal service said that they can ban the abusive customer from returning to a particular facility.

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