A man seen in a video recorded at Columbia University in New York on Sunday, December 9, shouting, “White people are the best thing to ever happen to the world,” has been identified as a student at the University’s Department of Physics.
Video taken early in the morning on Sunday, December 9, captures a white man ranting to a group of undergraduates about his love for “white people,” saying “Europeans built the modern world.”
According to a Columbia student publication, students called Columbia Public Safety when the same man confronted a group of students at JJ’s Place, a late-night dining spot. On Monday, Columbia announced an investigation into the incident.
Von Abele wrote a book on physical theories, called Time and the Multiverse. He also appears to have run a write-in campaign for the 2016 presidential election. Profiles in his name appear across multiple platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit.