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LETTER: Remove Offensive Sign From Post Office

Posted April 6, 2017, 03:31 PM HST Updated April 7, 2017, 04:29 PM HST
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Mountain View Post Office. Courtesy photo.

Today I saw a most disturbing and hateful message drawn with a black Sharpie pen, on the back side of the U.S. Postal Services poster inside the post office in Ocean View.

I realize it is a contract station, but for all practical purposes, it represents the U.S. government and other post offices elsewhere.

I have tried to call the local office, getting a fax tone each time.

The sign read:

Tea Party
White Power
Trump Rules

This is not the first time I’ve seen a message like this on the back of a poster in this office. It has been there before and now is back.

It means there is a racist hateful person in our community, but I want it known this message does not represent our community.

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It offends me greatly and I want it taken down and replaced with a clean poster.

I went early this morning, before the post office opened, saw this, then, unfortunately, came back when they were closed for lunch. It was still up, clear as day for anyone going to get their mail or ship something in line. It can’t be missed.

There is no excuse for the clerks not to have removed it this morning when they saw it.

Hateful messages like this have no place in public regardless of political affiliation. I felt violated reading it in my safe public space. Sad indeed.

I will call out discrimination ANY time I see it. This is not acceptable!

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Katie Kosora Could you remove the MOUNTAIN VIEW POST OFFICE picture if this occurred in Ocean View. MahaloApril 06, 2017 04:35pm
Teddy Viv I would bet money was put up by an anti-trump person it seems all the hate comes from the leftApril 06, 2017 06:01pm
Ryan Christopher Yes an anti Trump person put a sign that says Trump Rules. 😒 His hate fits right in with Trumps.April 06, 2017 06:08pm
Carey Adkison Try not reading it.April 06, 2017 06:57pm
Vicki Scott Delusional much?April 06, 2017 09:02pm
Sharie Potter Really? From my point of view it seems like the right is intent on destroying everything our forefathers and grandparents in WWII fought to protect. No liberal is going to promote white power.April 06, 2017 10:38pm
Maureen Rocco-Nimmo You have got to be kidding. SIGHApril 06, 2017 10:39pm
Cheryl Saucier-Wilson It's not a sign you can avoid reading... it's on the back side of a poster inside the post office where you HAVE to read it. I've seen it. Doesn't anyone think those words are offensive to anyone OTHER than white males!????? I think it's very weird that more people aren't bothered by this.April 07, 2017 05:23am
Aizeya Rider Awwww does someone need a safety pin? If you don't like it, then ignore it.April 07, 2017 04:58pm
Michael Sahli Sharie Potter https://milo.yiannopoulos.net/2017/04/charlotte-hate-crime-hoax/April 09, 2017 11:44am
Sharie Potter So a black guy robbed a store and left a note claiming it was white supremacists to throw cops off his trail and you think he's a liberal? No, he's just a crook taking advantage of stupid people. You know Milo Yiannopoulos is a manipulative piece of crap right? You just fell for that hook line and sinker. Congrats.April 10, 2017 10:27am
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