The eighth noose found at Amazon construction site in Connecticut
The eighth noose was found at an Amazon construction site in Connecticut what The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) believes to be an act of racism.
Amazon warehouse construction site locates in Windsor and has been locked over the weekend since the seventh noose was discovered. The found of the eighth noose was made on Wednesday morning, right on the day of a meeting between workers and NAACP officials about safety and security.
“We have a serious problem in America and it hasn’t gone away,” Connecticut NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile said. “It's deplorable. It’s sickening. It’s a sick mindset that Black people have to fight against.”
DISTURBING DISCOVERY: An Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut has shut down again after an eighth noose was discovered despite additional security measures. @DavidMuir reports. https://t.co/OT0Xmjmuo3 pic.twitter.com/WPrCOof6Lm— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) May 27, 2021
The FBI investigates the case, according to Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel.
“Hate, racism or discrimination have no place in our society and are certainly not tolerated in any Amazon workplace," Nantel said. "We will continue to work with all levels of law enforcement as well as our development partners, to hold the perpetrators accountable and ensure that all members of our community feel valued, respected and safe.”
Now Amazon can get under pressure from the city officials. Windsor council member Nuchette Black-Burke forces the company to solve the problem, saying that many workers are afraid to go to work.
“Many people don’t understand our history,” she said. “A noose? People’s heads were put in those and hung from trees, hung from different places. So while people may think that someone’s doing this just for giggles and ha-has, no, it’s real history that impacts.”
Waterbury Rep. Geraldo Reyes, chairman of the BPRC, said: "It is quite disturbing that after the site was temporarily closed to install security measures after a seventh noose was found, that an eighth noose was found less than a day after the site reopened."— Paul Hughes (@RA_PaulHughes) May 26, 2021
NAACP officials on Wednesday denounced what they called continued racism at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut where an eighth noose was found, despite additional security measures having been added last weekend. https://t.co/WlDnxz58cy— The Bulletin (@NorwichBulletin) May 26, 2021