Perspectives on Race

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Racist Notes in Easter Eggs

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Recently in Auburn Hills, Michigan African American families found racist notes placed in Easter eggs while their children were participating in an Easter egg hunt. Some of the messages included the N-word and references to the Aryan Nation. I think this is just horrible. Easter egg hunts are suppose to be fun for children but this incident took all the joy out of hunting for eggs. Children are the most innocent human beings and should not be exposed to negative attitudes like this. I think its sad that whoever did this stooped to such a low level and ruined the joy children get out of egg hunts.

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Written by taishae

March 19, 2010 at 2:25 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I think this just exposes the youth to a world (the real world) they more than likely NEVER knew about. Its just selfish that the people who did this did this on Easter and completly took the joy of this holiday away.

    ineeduf

    March 19, 2010 at 4:01 am

  2. My family already didnt allow us to go to local events like this as children because there are nasty things people in the world can do. Even if its not racial comments. Even during holloween, we couldnt go house to house. We would just have easter egg or holloween parties at my auntie’s house.

    misssandib

    March 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm

  3. This is so terrible because children are innocent. More than likely, they have yet to learn what even happened in history to segregate blacks and whites. For these people to basically try to destroy these kids’ spirit before they’re old enough to know any better is pathetic and weak. And parents shouldn’t have to bar their kids from activities that will make up their childhood just so they won’t be terrorized.

    dippity09

    March 20, 2010 at 2:24 pm

  4. Kids will be exposed to these things at some point in their lives, but to contort an event like easter egg hunting into something racist is just wrong and sad.

    dgomez823

    March 21, 2010 at 12:24 am


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