One month after Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey sat down with a group of Hasidic Jewish landlords to discuss their concerns and that of their tenants, an antisemitic poster has surfaced in the city.
Harvey did not mince words when he condemned the racist message.
“I fought my entire life against racism and discrimination in any form against one group of people,” he said. “I fought my entire life against racism, discrimination and hate speech. There is no place for that in our political discourse in Newburgh, there is no place for that in our culture, there is no place for that in our political discourse in the United States of America.”
Harvey quoted from civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who had a dream that one day Jews and gentiles, black and white, would join hands in the eyes of harmony and love.