QUAD CITIES – Hate fliers continue to appear on posts and wrapped around freely distributed newspapers in Iowa City and throughout the Quad Cities.
Iowa City has been hit at least four times in the past year with fliers that either encourage people to report their neighbors to ICE, or that reference “white babies.”
In the Quad Cities, newspapers including this one and Little Village Magazine have been used as transmission devices to carry hateful flier, which are wrapped around the papers and thrown in people’s yards. Shopper inserts in the daily paper have also been used.
The fliers have then been thrown into the yards of residents in Davenport, Rock Island, and Le Claire.
If you receive or see a hate flier wrapped around this paper or another one, please contact the paper and let them know. If you encouter a hate crime or even a hate incident in the Quad Cities, go to www.onehumanfamilyqca.org where you will find a form to report hate incidents.
If you witness a hate crime or incident in any other part of the state, contact your local Human Rights Commission. You can also reach out to One Human Family for guidance on how to respond in your community.