The one Black-owned restaurant in a Bronx neighborhood has turn into the goal of racist hate, after a hand-drawn image depicting racial stereotypes was delivered to the enterprise.
Seafood Kingz opened eight months in the past on Metropolis Island, with its large parts leaving folks coming again for extra.
“We stand out a little bit from the other places,” stated proprietor Darryl Lelie. “The best part about being here on the island is that we’re open for everybody.”
Lelie is the sort of one that is at all times blissful. However the hate mail his restaurant obtained earlier in the week had him clenching his fists.
The racist phrases and illustration of two males — one Black, one Jewish — calling the “bad news” left Lelie livid.
“We just want to do good business. We don’t want no problems,” he stated.
The identify on the paper is Ben Garrison, a controversial, right-wing political cartoonist identified for antisemitic pictures. However Lelie doesn’t assume he’s concerned with the flyer, although he’s undecided who would ship one thing so hateful.
“We have the right like anybody else to have nice, clean-running business,” stated Lelie. “No place for hate here. Nope. Not at all.”
The restaurant proprietor intends to file a police report. The envelope, processed in New Jersey, has no stamp or return tackle. However now Lelie is delivering a message of his personal.
“We’re here to stay. We’re not going anywhere. We’re here,” he stated.
The restaurant is internet hosting a rally on Nov. 12 with native leaders and church members, encouraging the group to come out to assist ship a message of assist.