In today’s “Post Racial” news, a black family in Long Island recently received a letter that stated they didn’t belong there and should leave time.
Ronica Copes, a resident of Lindenhurst, received a letter saying “YOU DON’T BELONG HERE”.
“Unbelievable but then it’s not…our daily reality, I’ve just never seen it in this form,” Copes posted on Facebook.
The letter reads:
“Lidenhurst is 84 percent white. LEAVE AS SOON SHE CAN” because “IT WILL BE BETTER FOR ALL OF US.”
Suffolk County police have now launched an investigation and county executive Steven Bellone, issued a statement about the letter.
“To the coward who committed a hate crime against an innocent family in Lindenhurst — There is no place for intolerance in Suffolk County. I know the Suffolk County Police Department will do everything possible to solve this hate crime, out you and see you punished. I stand together with all Lindenhurst residents who decry this act of hatred. This community and all of Suffolk County are better than that.”