Kansas City mayor receives racist threats over mask order: ‘You should hang from a tree’

Kansas City mayor receives racist threats over mask order: ‘You should hang from a tree’


The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, received threatening and racist messages over an order requiring residents to wear face coverings while in public spaces — the worst of which declared that he “should swing from a tree” for instituting the policy.

Quinton Lucas, who is black, shared the texts and a doctored photo he received in a Twitter thread Monday — the same day his mask order took effect.

The order, which was announced last Friday, will be in effect for two weeks.

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The threats show a string of texts accusing the mayor of “not responding to whites.” The sender also appeared to be upset about the mask requirement, asking “What are the repercussions for not wearing a mask in public starting Tuesday?”

Before Lucas could reply, the sender proceeded to call him the n-word, and implied that the mayor should be lynched.

“You should swing from a tree, I’m not threatening it, but would love to see it,” they

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