Rep. Rice Statement on Racist Graffiti Found in Mineola
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice released the following statement today after Newsday reported that someone spray-painted the words “Make America White Again,” along with swastikas and racial slurs, on a sidewalk in Mineola last week.
Statement from Representative Kathleen Rice:
“To the person who spray-painted swastikas and ‘Make America White Again’ on a sidewalk in Mineola: You are not clever, you are not tough. You are a coward. If you have something you want to say, then come forward, turn yourself in to the police, and show your family, your friends, and your neighbors who you are.
“I won’t hold my breath waiting for President-Elect Trump to condemn people using his campaign slogan to intimidate people of color. It’s up to every one of us to call out this kind of language and behavior wherever we encounter it, and it’s up to every one of us to show that we are grateful to live in such a diverse district, state and country.”