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Police in the appropriately named Whitehall Township of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania are investigating an incident of ethnic intimidation that very recently occurred at an area day care facility.
According to the Morning Call newspaper of Allentown, Pennsylvania, a hateful letter with no return address was sent to an administrator at the Bridge 2 Creative Learning Center less than a week ago. The anonymous author of the inflammatory excremental message claimed to be a “concerned parent and friend” of Dominique McKelley, the owner of Bridge 2 Creative Learning Center.
McKelley claims she has 130 children who are serviced at her day care center and that she has several black employees. According to the Morning Call, McKelley was heartbroken over the incident and talked the black female employee who was denigrated in the letter into remaining with her business even though the employee said she wanted to quit after revelations of the letter were made public.
McKelley used one day last week to address her staff about the letter and put everyone on alert about the matter, including local law enforcement officials. “So most of us realized you have a black girl working for the daycare. Our problem is she’s too dark most of the kids is scared of her. I am only telling you this because some of us are planning to pull our kids from the daycare she’s an eyesore,” the hate mail read.
“P.S. Just trying ‘TO MAKE YOUR DAYCARE GREAT AGAIN,'” the letter’s ending sentence reads.
If the prankster white supremacist thought that their demented letter was some kind of harmless joke, the local police are not laughing. Officer Michael Marks, the Whitehall Township Chief of Police issued a statement condemning the act and said that even though tracking down the actual writer will be challenging, his department is in it for the long haul. “This is something that we as a police department are going to take very seriously,” Chief Marks told local reporters.
A social justice organization in the area, called the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley are also investigating this incident, according to the Morning Call.