Philadelphia business owners say they received racist emails

At least three Philadelphia business owners say they have received racist emails. 

Harriet's Bookshop's posted the email on their Facebook page. In part, the email talks about burning down the business, stalking and rape. The email also describes re-enslaving African Americans.

At the same time, a Black-owned clothing business Urban Karma in Reading Terminal Market reportedly received a nearly identical message from the unknown sender. Stripp'd Juice Bar in Old City also received the message.

It's unknown if the emails are linked to the rash of targeted attacks against a Black-owned coffee shop in Germantown. Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books was vandalized twice in one week in July and attacked again in late August.

Philadelphia police want to hear from anyone who may have received a similar hateful email. The FBI has been contacted as part of the investigation.


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