New Americans Museum staff isn’t backing down after finding two anti-immigrant messages scrawled near the entrance over this weekend.
Patrons found the messages Saturday morning on both walls of the entrance to the museum in Liberty Station.
One message read, “Too much immigration! Go back to your country. This one is ours!” The other message read, “Over population & crowding by immigration!”
Museum Executive Director Linda Sotelo said she was concerned about who would see the messages.
“We have young children coming through these exhibitions — children who are diverse. We have over six schools at Liberty Station,” Sotelo said. “Many of our children are children of color. They’re all very diverse. For them to feel unwelcome in their own country, it’s unacceptable.”