A minimum of three New York Metropolis companies have turn into the goal of racist hate, after hand-drawn photos depicting racial stereotypes had been delivered to a single neighborhood within the metropolis.
Phrase of two further recipients of the hate mail was found after Information 4 reported the one Black-owned restaurant in a Bronx neighborhood had been given the flyer.
Caliente’s and the Jewish-owned Archie’s Faucet and Desk mentioned they too had been despatched the identical mail that was delivered to Seafood Kingz in Metropolis Island.
Seafood Kingz, which opened eight months in the past, obtained the letter depicting racial stereotypes of a Black man and a Jewish man, calling them “bad news.”
“We just want to do good business. We don’t want no problems,” mentioned proprietor Darryl Lelie.
Lelie is the sort of one that is at all times blissful. However the hate mail his restaurant obtained earlier within the week had him clenching his fists.
“We have the right like anybody else to have nice, clean-running business,” mentioned Lelie. “No place for hate here. Nope. Not at all.”
The identify on the paper is Ben Garrison, a controversial, right-wing political cartoonist recognized for antisemitic photos. However Lelie doesn’t assume he’s concerned with the flyer, although he’s unsure who would ship one thing so hateful.
The restaurant proprietor intends to file a police report. The envelope, processed in New Jersey, has no stamp or return deal with. However now Lelie is delivering a message of his personal.
“We’re here to stay. We’re not going anywhere. We’re here,” he mentioned.
The proprietor of Archie’s mentioned the focused hate has no place in at the moment’s world, particularly geared toward native small companies.
“Our businesses are here for everybody and we really want everyone to come out and support,” Alexander Pertsovksy mentioned.
Seafood Kingz is internet hosting a rally on Nov. 12 with native leaders and church members, encouraging the neighborhood to come back out to assist ship a message of help.