A black couple in Florida were shocked to find a “slave doll” with a seemingly threatening message for them at their shared place of work — and say their employer has yet to find out who left it.
Orlando’s WKMG reported that Steven Parks, who works with his wife for the Waste Pro garbage management company, found the doll in his truck earlier in December.
“Somebody hanged a ‘slave’ doll and they wrote on it, ‘You 2 (expletive) go back to Philly,'” Parks said. “The only two people who work here that are from Philadelphia are me and my wife.”
He told WKMG that he called Waste Pro’s human resources department “several times,” but nothing had been done about the doll. He then contacted the news station.
When WKMG contacted Waste Pro, a representative said they called the local Groveland Police Department immediately upon learning of the incident and that the company is conducting an internal investigation.
Groveland City Manager Mike Hein confirmed the investigation to the news station and discussed it as a potential “hate crime.”
“We are putting our full resources toward this investigation,” Hein said. “Hate crimes, hate speech and acts of bias will not be tolerated.”
You can watch WKMG’s report on the doll and interview with Parks below:
Nancy Pelosi roasts Mark Zuckerberg for ‘pandering’ to Trump and his ‘silly’ tantrums
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday mocked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for his efforts to appease President Donald Trump's criticisms of major social media companies.
During a press conference, Pelosi said that Zuckerberg "just panders" to Trump in an effort to preserve his business model, which she described as a platform for people to "misrepresent facts" without consequence.
"They knew during the 2016 elections that the Russians were engaged in foul play," she said. "They knew, because they saw where the money was coming from!"
She then turned her attention to Trump's new executive order that will reportedly open up tech platforms to more lawsuits.
Pennsylvania Dem unloads on GOPers who pushed to reopen as they hid colleague’s COVID-19 infection
Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims (D) lashed out at Republican lawmakers who remained silent after testing positive for COVID-19.
Democrats this week accused Republicans of withholding information after Rep. Andrew Lewis (R) tested positive for the virus.
"It's been a week, perhaps longer, that House Republican leadership knew that at least one of their members had tested positive for COVID-19," Sims explained in a Facebook post. "But they didn't go on quarantine until they were done serving alongside us, especially those of us that serve on the State Government Committee."
‘Art of the Deal’ ghostwriter: ‘Psychopath’ Trump is ‘driven by an insatiable narcissistic hunger’ and an obsessive ‘need to dominate’
President Ronald Reagan, in the 1980s, famously asserted that someone who agreed with him 70% of the time was a 70% ally and not a 30% enemy. But President Donald Trump, on the other hand, is furious if someone disagrees with him even on rare occasions. Author Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote or ghost-wrote Trump’s famous 1987 book, “The Art of the Deal,” analyzes Trump’s mentality in a May 28 article for Medium — stressing that the president is motivated, above all else, by a “need to dominate.”