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Henrico County: This Is Not Us

Henrico Chapter NAACP President Raiford Beasley, Board Chairman Tyrone Nelson, County Manager John Vithoulkas
Henrico Chapter NAACP President Raiford Beasley, Board Chairman Tyrone Nelson, County Manager John Vithoulkas (Photo: Charles Fishburne/VPM)

Henrico County officials held a news conference Tuesday to condemn hate-filled KKK- branded literature left on about 100 mailboxes in Bluebell Court and surrounding neighborhoods early Sunday Morning.

The county manager, board chair and local NAACP president stood together to say the hate messages would not be tolerated.

"This is an open, inclusive, loving community," said County Manager John Vithoulkas. "The message that these fliers are pushing will find no fertile ground to grow here."

"The most important message to get out to our citizens is that kind of hate is not tolerated in our county," added NAACP Chapter President Raiford Beasley. "I think that there are over 100 different cultures in Henrico County.   I just know that we are the United Nations.  We have an elementary school that has more than 80 different languages.  I think that’s just unbelievable."

They encouraged county resident to look after each other and report any information about the incident to county police. 

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