Jets Beat Writer Shares Racist Letter She Received From Reader After Writing Cam Newton Article


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People writing letters in response to Cam Newton is nothing new. We've already had a mother get all bent out of shape because she couldn't explain Newton's dancing to her child. We've already had a Seahawks fan write a letter after seeing the Panthers star quarterback throw a Seattle fan's 12th Man flag in Carolina's Bank of America Stadium. We've already seen people question whether Cam is setting a bad example by having a child out-of-wedlock.

All in all, these letters have been ridiculous, but today, these pointless letters hit a new disgusting, distasteful and fucking disturbing low. 

Here's a letter sent to Jets beat writer for Newsday, Kimberley A. Martin, in response to a recent article about Newton: 

"...Do yourself a favor and stay away from them as much as possible." #PostRacialAmerica

— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) February 20, 2016


Unbelievable. Later, Kimberley discussed the impact of this letter, adding the following tweets:

A LOT of you have said that I should have included the letter writer's name. But for me, it's about "shaming" another person (1)

— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) February 20, 2016

It's a reminder that racism, bigotry + prejudice are still rampant. We've made strides as a society, but let's not act like all is well (2)

— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) February 20, 2016

I've heard the following quite a bit today: "I can't believe someone would say such a thing!"

My question is: "Why can't u believe it?"

— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) February 20, 2016

I've been called the n-word before, and so have some of my colleagues. ...I also deal w/ sexist comments a lot. That shouldn't surprise ppl.

— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) February 20, 2016

Send all complaints, compliments, and tips to

[via @KMart_LI]

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