Newsday Journalist Shares Racist Response to Cam Newton Article

Writer of letter says of black people that "This country would be so much better without them."

Kimberly Martin, a Newsday sports writer, shared a letter she received which proves the deeply racist roots of American society.

Kimberley Martin's Racist Letter

In a series of tweets, Martin expressed that the letter is a reminder that racism, bigotry, and prejudice are still rampant.

Screenshots of Kimberley Martin's Tweets

Ironically, the author of this letter does not realize that Martin herself is a black woman. Martin chose not to disclose the author of the letter, stating that her intent was not to shame the writer but to bring attention to the ever-present pressures of racism in our country. Rather than being surprised about the letter’s content itself, Martin seems bemused that her followers are shocked by this blatant display of racism.

Cam Newton has yet to respond to this letter, but this certainly isn’t the first time he’s been the public recipient of hate.

What’s most haunting about this incident is the lack of shock she experiences about this, which shows that while black people are not powerless, they have become used to these reminders of their second class citizenship in racist America.



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