One Alabama city councilman has become the target of racism as the consequence of the Confederate flag debate that has overtaken the country.
Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson received a racially offensive letter on Wednesday, according to local affiliate FOX 10.
Richardson posted the letter on his Facebook page with the caption: “LOVE or HATE: You decide. It came to my office today.”
Richardson told FOX10 that he has no plans to turn the letter over to police.
“Hate is out there,” Richardson said. “The umbrella I live under is large enough for haters. It’s room for haters. But I love everybody.”
There is currently before the council a proposal to replace the third national flag with the one for the state of Alabama, Al.com reports:
Richardson said it’s not the state’s job to “preserve heritage.”
“I don’t think City Hall should be the place to preserve anybody’s heritage. I think museums should be the place for that,” he said. “We’re not trying to preserve nobody’s heritage down here. We’re trying to transact the business of the city.”
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1 John 5:3
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated