City Island community rallies against racist mail sent to businesses

City Island community rallies against racist mail sent to businesses

The community of City Island is rallying together after racist and anti-Semitic mail was sent to at least three local businesses.

Several weeks ago, Seafood Kingz, Caliente’s and Archie’s Tap & Table received a racist and anti-Semitic cartoon sketch targeting Black and Jewish communities.

Seafood Kingz also confirmed receiving a second discriminatory letter containing slurs and a drawing of a swastika on Thursday.

That letter stated in part, “You decided to call the news… The Nazi party has resurrected. We have agents everywhere. Hail Hitler.”

Seafood Kingz, which says it is the only Black-owned seafood and soul food establishment on the island, held a news conference to send the message that they are not backing down and encourage patrons to show support.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez attended the conference and spoke out against racism.

Authorities say there is an ongoing investigation about the letters.

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