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Racist letter sent to Coquitlam realtor

Last Updated Sep 25, 2018 at 8:34 pm PDT

Summary

Letter, filled with racial slurs, said Asian realtors "not welcome or wanted," called Asians appearance, culture "ugly"

Photo shared hundreds of times on social media, with people commenting in support of target of racist letter

COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – A realtor in Coquitlam has shared a hateful letter on social media, calling it “appalling.”

The letter, filled with racial slurs, said Asian realtors “are not welcome or wanted in our neighbourhood.”

It called Asians’ appearance, culture and language “ugly.”

The anonymous letter was addressed to Winnie Wu of Sutton Group West Coast Realty.

“The citizens who belong here, who were here long before you people pushed your way in, have no use for you,” read the letter.

A racist letter sent to Winnie Wu of Sutton Group West Coast Realty in Coquitlam (Source: facebook.com/WinnieWuHomes)

The photo has been shared hundreds of times, and over 100 people have left comments in support of Wu. Many call the letter-writer ignorant and bigoted.

Wu has thanked supporters, saying: “I would like to encourage people to see the person, not where they from or what they look like. Canada is better than this. Together we are better than this.”

She added she has reported the letter to police.