Racist stickers similar to those distributed in Wyndmoor in February and then in Chestnut Hill in April made their way to Germantown and Mt. Airy last week.
Racist stickers similar to those distributed in Wyndmoor in February and then in Chestnut Hill in April made their way to Germantown and Mt. Airy last week, causing anger and frustration within those communities.
Suzanne Ponsen, president of West Central Germantown Neighbors, told the Local she felt “distressed” to see the stickers in her neighborhood. Specifically, she saw them along Germantown Avenue from at least Washington Lane to Walnut Street.
“I was angry,” she said. “As diverse as Germantown is, I felt like it was a violation. It made me angry and sad.”
Josephine Winter, executive director of West Mt Airy Neighbors, said that her organization has had “clear and consistent communication” with other neighborhood organizations about the issue.
“This type of hateful propaganda will not be tolerated here in Mt Airy, or in neighboring communities,” said Winter. “We are planning ways that we can work together to quickly document, report, and remove these despicable symbols of hate.”
According to published reports, police are investigating the matter.