The Boston Globe reports that the US Postal Service is investigating a report of apparent racist harrassment by an on-duty postal worker, driving a USPS vehicle, in Cambridge, Massachusetts:
Yarden Katz, a fellow in the department of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, said in a telephone interview that he was at a Shell gas station at the corner of Webster and Cambridge streets around 1 p.m. Wednesday when the postal worker told an unidentified person, who looked to be of Hispanic descent, to “Go back to your country.”
Katz said the worker, whom he described as a white male with a beard, then said, “This is Trump land. You ain’t getting your check no more.”
In his letter to the USPS, Katz included the seven-digit code that was written on the side of the postal worker’s vehicle.
The alleged altercation is similar to other racist treatment that minorities have faced since Republican president-elect Donald J. Trump’s Tuesday victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Yarden Katz’s tweet:
— Yarden Katz (@yardenkatz) November 9, 2016