Outrage After Slur Written On African Burial Ground Monument « CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A message of hate was found scrawled across a historic site for the black community. Police say the African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan was defaced late last week with a racist slur.

The graffiti has been removed from the site, but it comes after a recent rash of hate crimes in the city.

Police say anti-Semitic slurs were also discovered outside homes in Brooklyn Heights, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported.

“Racism does exist in New York City,” community activist Tariq Washington said Sunday.

African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan (Photo: CBS2)

“Some lowlife come and right back here on this monument write ‘kill the N’s.’ You must be out of your mind if you think we’ll remain silent. We want an arrest,” Assemblyman…

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