Attacks on the Press
| Security, USA
Even today, the words scribbled across the pages in angry ALL CAPS are hard to look at.
"HOW DO YOU GET A NIGGER OUT OF A TREE? CUT THE ROPE!!"
"BEFORE THIS WORLD ENDS, THERE WILL BE A RACE WAR..."
"ALL YOU PEOPLE DO IS CRY BITCH WINE [sic], BITCH."
"HAVE YOU PLAYED THE RACE CARD MICHELLE THIS WEEK?"
Back then, I would pull the letters I received out of sealed plastic bags with rubber gloves while standing outdoors, so as not to expose my coworkers at the newspaper to any potential toxins -- and to preserve any fingerprints that might still be imprinted atop these hateful words.