A racist letter is sent to a woman working at Ontario FreshCo grocery stores
After receiving a racist email at work, a Canadian woman working at a grocery store in Ontario was shocked.
Nadine Davis works at FreshCo Groceries in Peterborough, Ont. Nearly 18 years ago, she worked as a cashier in the FreshCo grocery store in Peterborough. On Jan. 31, she received a disturbing letter.
The anonymous sender wrote, “After the years you’ve been working with white people, you haven’t learn their gentle, courteous ways. Your manners are still arrogant. Many people feel uncomfortable around your company. Learn more about yourself and your cultural heritage. Toronto may be a better place for you than this one. Think about it it.”
The letter was signed anonymously by “one of the ones who pay your wages.”
Interview with The Peterborough ExaminerDavis said she was shocked and shed a few tears, but she refused to talk about it.
Sarah Dawson, public affairs lead at Sobey’s Inc., the parent company that owns FreshCo, also shared a statement with This Week in Peterborough Friday morning
“One of our teammates received a letter from an external unknown sender that was deeply offensive and racist in tone. We will not tolerate this treatment of our teammates and hope that whoever sent it understands they are not welcome to shop with us,” Dawson wrote.
“This incident is particularly disheartening as we reflect and engage during Black History Month; we know there is much more work to do as a society in the fight against racism and intolerance, and this is another unfortunate example.”
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