In an act of violence and racism on April 6th, the front door to Kamal Dhimal’s grocery store in east Charlotte was vandalized. Found at the scene, a manifesto typed note telling Dhimal to “go back where you came from.” The note read:
Business owner, Our newly elected president Donald Trump is our nation builder for white America. You all know that, we want our country back on the right track. We need to get rid of Muslims, Indians and all immigrants. Speci[fic]ally, we don’t want business run by refugees and immigrant anymore.
We are ready to wake up some of our great state including North Carolina and we will take care of the country. Immigrants and refugee are taking our job[s], doing our business and leaving us standard. So, you are not allowed to do business any more.
We know you are one and many of other immigrant[s] doing business here. This is our warning. Leave the business and go back where you came from.
If you don’t follow this warning then we are not responsible for the torture starting now.
God Bless America… … … … White America
The Asian immigrant didn’t know what to make of the hateful demand and called local police. The investigation turned up video footage of a black male wearing a white hoodie at the time of the fire. The 32-year-old suspect, Curtis Flournoy, who was arrested seven times in Mecklenburg County since 2014, was arrested again. The police say they have no idea what inspired the black man to write a racist note and sign it from “White America.”
He was arrested and charged with arson and committing a hate crime, WBTV reported. Flournov was also charged with malicious damage to a building, felony breaking and entering, ethnic intimidation, and writing a threatening letter, according to WCNC-TV.
As with the fake racism at Elon University, also in North Carolina, “Bye Bye Latinos Hasta La Vista” written on a white board actually turned out to be satirically written by a Latino student, per campus news. The Southern Poverty Law Center reported 867 cases of hateful harassment or intimidation in the US in the 10 days after November 8th’s election. As many of these stories become debunked, it becomes clearer that race saboteurs in this country are alive and well.