ELK GROVE — A shock greeted the proprietor of Dream Women Positive Hair Imports and Salon on Tuesday morning, however it was removed from a pleasing greeting.
Sharie Wilson discovered two letters, and inside, she discovered hate. The letters have been crammed with racial slurs and threatening and and derogatory messages.
“I even have white shoppers, Hispanic shoppers, Vietnamese, I’ve different races are available right here. I simply really feel like when some individuals come by way of Wilton, that is Previous Elk Grove, they do not wish to see a black enterprise right here,” Wilson stated.
Wilson has been in enterprise on Elk Grove Boulevard for eleven years and says that is probably the most critical menace she’s ever confronted at her retailer.
“Usually we get calls, we get individuals strolling down the road calling us N—– B—-, return residence, return to the ghetto, however that is the primary time we’ve got gotten a letter,” Wilson stated.
Elk Grove Police stated they’ve just one different incident just like this on document and that was again in February 2016. However in response to Wilson, she says her enterprise has been attacked a minimum of six or seven totally different occasions with racial slurs.
Earlier this yr, a bag full of feces was thrown on the salon door.
After discovering the letters, Wilson referred to as the Elk Grove police. They’re now investigating it as a hate crime and terrorist menace.
Wilson is already taking additional precautions.
“These locks are on that door as a result of I am scared. I’m. I do not know what will occur subsequent,” Wilson stated.
Wilson says she plans on including extra safety, however she hopes this assault opens a deeper dialog about how we deal with one another.
“What’s it going to take for Elk Grove to get up and say that is critical. Anyone gotta be held on a light-weight pole? Hung?” Wilson stated.