Governor Cuomo Directs State Police to Investigate Racist Display of Black Skeleton and Confederate Flag in Oneida County

“I am shocked and disgusted by reports of a black skeleton with a noose around its neck displayed beside a confederate flag at a home in Oneida County. These racist and violent symbols are offensive, are a clear act of intimidation, and go against everything we believe in this state.

“I am directing State Police to investigate this matter in addition to the ongoing investigation into the recent distribution of KKK material in the same area. At a time when President Trump and Washington are sowing fear and division across this country, New York must be a haven for tolerance and equality — I will not stand for anything less.”