This hate happened recently in La Crosse, Wisconsin. A racial and Islamophobic slur “Sand Nigger” was found on the company building of a Muslim business owner in La Crosse. If you want to support, here is a way. All proceeds raised will go directly to the impacted local business for repair, security cameras, paint, etc. No amount is too small.
February is Black History month, a month that is meant to recognize the contributions and role of blacks in U.S History, but instead in La Crosse, Wisconsin we are dealing with this horrible incident.
We need to send a clear message. NOT IN LA CROSSE. Hate Has NO Business Here. All are Welcome!
La Crosse Tribune Article:https://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/racially-charged-graffiti-spray-painted-on-la-crosse-business/article_55c7e7ac-196b-5948-ba1b-598c0cb6f4a2.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR1IY0bvQnLcWFRREw1tMRWblajhWNCNupPeXYmWj3hFJCuuh4IqGdDvbtg
Response and Full Statement https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/lacrossetribune.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/06/00669ffa-9719-5556-810b-71deca76c351/5c5e2d9789105.pdf.pdf
Please foster community conversations
Everyone has a part to play. Choose to have these difficult conversations in your household and with your children. Choose to have these conversations in your workplace and religious institutions. Choose to have these conversations in your schools. Choose to talk to people that look different than you do or worship differently that you do. Choose to speak up to immoral leaders wherever you find them. Choose to break bread and eat with people you do not know. Choose to be allies to groups like Shoulder to Shoulder or other groups that represent under represented populations. Choose to take peaceful yet effective action that stamps out Hate.