Most times we open our mailbox, we're met with bills, bills and more bills. But when David Shaw sifted through the mail at Magic City Sweet Ice, the Italian Ice business he owns with his wife, Wani, in Homewood, AL, he was shocked to find this cruel letter staring right back at him:
Quite different from the heartfelt notes you usually get from family members, right? So David decided to share this hateful letter on Facebook. "There was no return address, no name," he told an Alabama news station. "I posted it because there was no way I could communicatewith the person."
And he wanted to publicly express four reasons why the letter was RIDICULOUS.
1) I LOVE my beautiful black wife and everything about her, (most everything about her). Our love for one another is far deeper than skin color.
2) We won't be moving to California, or God willing, anywhere else anytime soon.
3) You got the address wrong
Plus, there's a drought in California. "That'll put us out of business!" Wani quipped.
Most of the comments on David's post were undeniably supportive of the beautiful couple, though a few people noted that posting the image would further fuel the fire of racism. "Whoever wrote that letter is in the dying minority," Wani said. "We don't deny that past, but we don't relive it. We're part of a generation that knows better. And wants more."We couldn't have said it better ourselves.