(Photo: Courtesy of NYC Parks Advocates)
A Black baby doll was found hanging by its neck from a metal chain in the Bronx headquarters of New York City’s Parks and Recreation Department. Nearby, KKK was found scratched on a bathroom wall.
A Black employee in his 60s was “traumatized” when he found the doll near his workspace, reports a local news station.
The Parks Department said it "does not tolerate hateful acts such as this or any form of discrimination."
Just last week, a former Department of Defense employee filed a lawsuit alleging that her white supervisor hung a stuffed ape from a noose in her office; earlier this month, a white separatist in Hayden, Idaho, drew complaints from neighbors after building a snowman shaped like a member of the Ku Klux Klan holding a noose, and earlier this year, a member of the National Guard found a noose outside of his army barracks, among other reported incidents.
“I think what’s going on in the big picture is that many, many white Americans feel that they are somehow losing their country to people who don’t look like them. That sense has clearly been exacerbated by the appearance of Barack Obama,” Mark Potok, director of the intelligence group at the Southern Poverty Law Center, tells BET.com.
The NYPD plans to get to the bottom of the Black doll incident.
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