A black lady - Darcell Copes and her family moved to Long Island two years ago. Last week, Darcel's daughter picked up their post and the letter above was among their mail, sent anonymously from someone in Lidenhurst Community, Long Island, Suffolk County, New York. She was asked to leave the community as it is '84% white and she did not belong there'.
Speaking to reporters outside her home which she shares with her 3 children and 5 grand children, Darcel said she went from being fearful, to being totally confused, wanting to protect her family and wanting to know who and why. She says the letter writer is a coward and she is praying for him but will not be intimidated into leaving Lindenhurst. Racism is alive and well in 2015 and this letter proves that Darcel concluded.
I did not expect there to be such a blatant display of racism in 2015! I hope the perpetrators of this act get caught and prosecuted. There has always been subtle hostility but I am not condoning any kind of hostility at all - either subtle or blatant!