New York African-American monument vandalized with racist slur

The African Burial Ground Monument in New York City was vandalized on Thursday with a racist message suggesting African-Americans should be killed, according to multiple reports.

New York police said the Manhattan monument was defaced with the word “kill” followed by a racial slur written in black marker, The New York Times reported. The message was immediately cleaned off after it was reported. 

Police have not yet identified a suspect but the New York Police Department Hate Crime Task Force is looking through security footage, according to NBC New York.

The monument marks a burial ground containing an estimated 15,000 skeletal remains of colonial African-Americans from New York City. Many of those buried were slaves.

The African Burial Ground Monument is considered a sacred site for the…

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