A Florida community is going through the motions of power-spraying away a message of hate spray painted on a wall in Brandon, Fla. The emotional cleansing that would have prevented messages like this from occurring in the first place will require additional wotrk.
Deputies found graffiti in Hillsborough County at two different locations. One wall was hit with the phrase “kill white people.”… Other tags read “black lives matter” and “BLM.”
A crew painted over the phrases. “It’s uncalled for, there’s a way to protest, there’s a way not to, this is just, it hurts everybody,” Cat D’Alessandro said. She saw a deputy along the road working to cover up the hate message, bought her own spray paint cans and helped out.
“I was kind of sad really because why does it have to be like, why does it have to get to this,” she said. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office said they don’t know who did this and it’s not the only damage. Less than a 10 minute drive away, a trailer was hit with similar messages. The Trump sign in their front yard was painted over.
The vandals have not been identified yet.
It’s unfortunate that a bunch of cowards are trying to divide a community, rather than have an honest and respectful dialogue about race relations in America.
However, their efforts will ultimately fail: For every spray painted slogan, there will be a neighbor with a can of paint to cover it up.
Cross-posted at DeneenBorelli.com