Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton
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Editor’s note: This article contains social media posts that some may find offensive.

Cam Newton has his fair share of fans, but he also has his fair share of haters. Especially those who hate him specifically because he’s black. Newsday sports writer Kimberley Martin proved just how deeply ingrained racism is when she posted a letter she received.

The letter, not too different from tweets and troll comments we receive on the site on a daily basis, warned Martin to stay away from the “[n—gers].”

https://twitter.com/KMart_LI/status/701103457667825664

In a series of tweets, Martin explained why she published the letter:

https://twitter.com/KMart_LI/status/701142957076914176https://twitter.com/KMart_LI/status/701143047296438272https://twitter.com/KMart_LI/status/701143245280169984https://twitter.com/KMart_LI/status/701143822592512000

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Ironically, it seems as though the author of the letter didn’t realize that Martin is a black woman.