New World Trade Center Vandalised With Racist Graffiti
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Bathrooms throughout 1 World Trade Center, which is due to open in 2014, are filled with graffiti containing racial and ethnic slurs, the N. Y. Daily News reports.

“Whites only,” reads a message over the urinals in one bathroom. Many messages target President Obama who visited the construction site last June: “Where’s Obama’s birth certificate!!!!”

“Most of it’s racial,” a source told the N.Y. Daily News. “Most of it – I mean, there’s a lot of stuff with the N-word. But pretty much every race is covered: Spanish people, Irish people, Jewish people, women.”

“It’s filthy, it’s shocking,” Marie-Anne Sanchez, 37, who was visiting from Paris with her fiancé, told the NY Daily News. “This is a holy place. People died here. I don’t like this. It makes me sad.”

See the photos and read more at the NY Daily News.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.