Real Estate Agent Targeted With Racist Graffiti in North Carolina
A real estate agent in North Carolina has spoken up after finding her business sign defaced with a racial slur over the weekend.
Zhengzheng Wiley, who is Chinese American, believes that she was targeted due to COVID-19 — an experience shared by thousands of people of Asian descent since the onset of the pandemic.
The sign, which shows her website and contact number, is located along Lancaster Highway, just outside of Pineville in Mecklenburg County.
It’s unclear what exactly the spray-painted racial slur was, but it reportedly targeted “someone of Chinese descent.”
This is a photo of the real estate agent’s sign defaced with the ethnic slur, after we blurred some of it. Zheng Zheng Wiley said “I wouldn’t doubt this might be related to #COVID19 “ @wcncpic.twitter.com/VLT5pGrKqV
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