KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City’s Black mayor said Monday that he was called a racist slur and told he should “swing from a tree” after he announced mandatory face masks in the Missouri city.
Mayor Quinton Lucas on Twitter shared a screenshot of the texts, which came after he announced Friday that in Kansas City when 6 feet (2 meters) of separation isn’t feasible.
“You walked with RIOTERS not wearing a mask idiot,” a text read, according to a screenshot Lucas shared. “You should swing from a tree, I’m not threatening it, but would love to see it.”
Lucas has sparked by and other Black people at the hands of police. Floyd died May 25 after