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Police Chief Says Letter to Day Care Most Offensive He's Ever Seen

Letter calls on day care to fire black worker because of her skin color
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 7, 2017 5:16 PM CDT
Police Probe Letter Calling on Day Care to Fire Black Worker
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(Newser) – Police are investigating an anonymous letter calling on a Pennsylvania day care center to fire a black worker because of her skin color, the AP reports. According to the Allentown Morning Call, the Bridge 2 Creative Learning Center in Whitehall Township received an envelope Tuesday containing letters addressed to the owner and a worker. The anonymous author purported to be a parent and suggested firing an unnamed worker because of her skin color.

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Township police chief Michael Marks said he has never seen a letter so offensive in his 20 years of police work, and whoever sent it could face harassment and ethnic intimidation charges. Day care owner Dominique McKelley said she doesn't believe a parent is responsible, but the center will seek prosecution of whoever is responsible. (Read more racism stories.)

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