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‘N-Word’ Racist Graffiti Found At Nantucket’s African Meeting House


Racism is still, unfortunately, thriving across the nation. Community members who frequently visit the African Meeting House for cultural events  in Nantucket, Massachusetts found racist graffiti sprawled across the decades-old building over the weekend.

“Take a good look. This isn’t some far off place — this is racist terror in my district,” wrote Massachusetts State Senator Julian Cyr in a Facebook post on Sunday. “Nantucket woke up this morning to its African Meeting House attacked in the most vile and heinous of ways.”

The Nantucket Police Department is investigating the vandalism, which occurred sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning,  Nantucket’s The Inquirer and Mirror reported.

Nantucket, an island near Cape Cod with less than 8,000 current…

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Here’s what you should know about Nantucket’s African Meeting House






Nantucket residents woke up Sunday morning to find a racist slur spray-painted across the door of the town’s Museum of African American History, but officials said the island has a history of healthy relationships among diverse racial and ethnic communities.

“I was totally shocked,” said Michael R. Harrison, chief curator at the Nantucket Historical Society
. “There isn’t a huge history of racial animosity here. It’s not always been roses, but in 2018, where the heck is that from?”

Harrison claimed Nantucket is generally one of the most diverse counties in Massachusetts, made up of not only white and African-American communities, but also strong Eastern European, Central American, and South American populations.

“Even early on, the community was…

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Nantucket’s African Meeting House Vandalized with Racist Graffiti – Boston Magazine


Crime

The incident occurred between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, according to police, and is being investigated as a hate crime.

The African Meeting House on Nantucket was defaced with racist graffiti over the weekend, and police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

On Sunday, residents woke up to find the n word, the word “leave,” and what appeared to be a phallic symbol spray-painted across the historic site’s front. The incident occurred between 4 p.m. Saturday and 6:45 a.m. Sunday, and police are canvassing the neighborhood to get to the bottom of the crime, according to a press release. Community members gathered early Sunday morning to wash the graffiti off the building, The Inquirer and…

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Nantucket’s African Meeting House Vandalized With Racist Graffiti


The African Meeting House, vandalized some time over the weekend. (Nantucket Police)

NANTUCKET (WBZ-AM) — Nantucket Police are investigating what they say looks to be an “act of hate directed at persons of color on the island.”

Sometime overnight Saturday, somebody spray-painted racist graffiti on the front door of the historic African Meeting House on York Street in Nantucket.

The graffiti, which police believe was done between 4 p.m. Saturday and 6:45 a.m. Sunday, read “N—– Leave.”

“Crimes such as this are not what Nantucket is about,” Nantucket Police wrote in a release Sunday. “Nantucket is known for its diverse population and celebrates the diversity of cultures that make up this island community.”

Nantucket Police Chief William Pittman said the incident had an impact on the island’s…

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Nantucket’s African Meeting House vandalized with racist graffiti – News – The Inquirer and Mirror


(March 11, 2018) The Nantucket Police Department is investigating racist and profane graffiti spray-painted on the front of the York Street African Meeting House sometime Saturday night.

More than a dozen community members gathered to scrub and sand the paint off the front door and shingles by 10 a.m. Sunday morning, but not before police had gathered a sample in an evidence bag.

“I broke down, I was hysterical,” said African Meeting House director Charity-Grace Mofsen, of seeing the words “N—-r Leave” and a phallic symbol spray-painted on the side of the building, which dates to 1820. “I cried.”

 Mofsen said her mood quickly turned when friends and neighbors came to the site with sheets to cover the graffiti and then…

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