A man in St. Anthony, Minnesota allegedly received an anonymous letter that heavily scrutinized their Christmas decorations, as reported by Fox News.
“The idea of twinkling, colorful lights are a reminder of divisions that continue to run through our society, a reminder of systemic biases against our neighbors who don’t celebrate Christmas or who can’t afford to put up lights of their own,” the letter, shared by Crime Watch Minneapolis, reads. “We must do work of educating ourselves about the harmful impact an outward-facing display like yours can have.”
St. Anthony resident receives anonymous letter chastising them for their Christmas light display and calls it a reminder of "systemic biases against our neighbors who don't celebrate Christmas or can't afford to put up lights of their own."
It further calls the lights "harmful." pic.twitter.com/Xh11jbnswz
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) December 7, 2020
“We must come together collectively and challenge these institutional inequities,” the letter concludes. “St. Anthony is a community welcoming of all people and we must demand better for ourselves.”
Former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Derek Anderson retorted, “Saw this coming a long time ago. “If I can’t have it nobody can” or “ if they have it we all deserve it” that’s not life.”
Saw this coming a long time ago. “If I can’t have it nobody can” or “ if they have it we all deserve it” that’s not life.
— Derek Anderson (@DAnderson314) December 7, 2020
“I would redouble my lights,” they added, echoing similar calls from other Twitter users.