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Racist Hate Mail

I was listening to the radio (1010 AM, WINS, New York) this week and heard a report of some Jewish people in Roslyn, LI who received some Jewish hate mail.
Apparently they got some letter in the mail emblazoned with a Swastika. The police were investigating.

I began thinking to myself wow, Black people confort racism on a much higher level on a daily basis. I really could not understand why the Roslyn, NY incident was even newsworthy, relatively speaking.

See, I get racist email all the time. Usually I just ignore it and at this stage of the game I’m somewhat immune to it. I know there are people who hate Black folks. I wish I could tell these racists to save their ink and time, I don’t need the reminder.

Well the same day of the Roslyn incident I got a letter in the mail myself. Addressed to and Staff. A scan of a portion of the letter is shown above.

Is this letter newsworthy. Should I phone the press or call Reverend Al? Am I too desensitized for my own good?


Troy D. Johnson is the President, founder and webmaster of, LLC (The African American Literature Book Club). Launched in March of 1998, has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books and films by and about people of African descent.