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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 12:42 AM

interracial couple move into upscale neighborhood and the white wife received this letter

https://www.wral.com/keep-this-area-upscale-warns-letter-to-interracial-wake-forest-family/19176711/https://www.wral.com/keep-this-area-upscale-warns-letter-to-interracial-wake-forest-family/19176711/

https://www.wral.com/keep-this-area-upscale-warns-letter-to-interracial-wake-forest-family/19176711/

https://www.scarymommy.com/wakefield-estates-lori-racist-letter-interracial-family/

The family, who live in the Wakefield Estates in the Raleigh neighborhood of Wake Forest, received the anonymous letter, which was written to “Lori” — a white woman — and singled out her Black husband and two teenage children.

Dear Lori:

Before you think about putting signage up in your yard or if you had any ideas about making a public statement on your property about George Floyd or racism please remember that the rest of us live in an upscale neighborhood and have spent the extra money to stay out of mixed neighborhoods and/or the ghetto," the letter states. "No one wants trouble or any circumstance arising which could turn our neighborhood into a 'semi-ghetto.' Please keep your husband and teenaged kids well behaved and orderly because no one is interested in your or their ‘struggles.’ Keep matters inside your own house and do your best to keep this area upscale and free of that element,” it read. “Most of us would not hesitate to call the police if your kids or husband get unruly, so please be considerate of everyone else living amongst you.”

With sincere Gratitude


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Reply interracial couple move into upscale neighborhood and the white wife received this letter (Original post)
Demovictory9 Jul 9 OP
dalton99a Jul 9 #1
Nevilledog Jul 9 #2
Demovictory9 Jul 9 #3
Nevilledog Jul 9 #4
TeamPooka Jul 9 #20
milestogo Jul 9 #5
smirkymonkey Jul 9 #6
Mariana Jul 9 #8
JonLP24 Jul 9 #7
Tech Jul 9 #9
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 9 #10
Demovictory9 Jul 9 #11
struggle4progress Jul 9 #12
Dem2theMax Jul 9 #13
dvduval Jul 9 #14
Captain Stern Jul 9 #15
JonLP24 Jul 9 #18
bringthePaine Jul 9 #16
Tipperary Jul 9 #17
Raine Jul 9 #21
obamanut2012 Jul 9 #22
mnmoderatedem Jul 9 #19
muriel_volestrangler Jul 9 #23
demmiblue Jul 9 #24
Dread Pirate Roberts Jul 9 #25
Beringia Jul 9 #26
Volaris Jul 9 #27
Mister Ed Jul 9 #28

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 12:45 AM

1. Kick

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 12:53 AM

2. That is beyond fucked up.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:01 AM

3. i know. Time for a BLM protest in that neighborhood, on her street

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:04 AM

4. Screw that. Time for a BLM carnival with a bouncy house!

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:29 AM

20. I love an inflatable castle

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:06 AM

5. Well, now we all know what "upscale" stands for.

Segregation.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:11 AM

6. What an asshole!

I feel sorry for them having to live with such horrible neighbors.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:26 AM

8. It looks like most of the neighbors

have come out, publicly, in support of the interracial family. Good. The cowardly racist must be feeling pretty lonely.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:21 AM

7. I can't believe we are living in 2020

It seems like the 90s were less racist than this decade.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:27 AM

9. It never should have happened. Reading the article, it goes on to tell the support the family

Is receiving from their neighbors and the management company. A young person is making and selling blm signs and donating the proceeds to the NAACP.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:30 AM

10. Time for one of these in the neighborhood?



KY...........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:31 AM

11. bigger

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:44 AM

12. "Sincerely yours, Too-chickenshit-to-sign-my-name"

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 01:56 AM

13. The targeted family responded with so much class and grace.

I don't know how anyone can hold it together when that hatred is coming towards them.

I sincerely hope the perpetrator is found out, and that Karma pays them a visit. I don't have the class and grace of this family.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 02:09 AM

14. Struggles

We're going to be filming a documentary about our struggles here in the community. Would you like to be famous?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 02:18 AM

15. Trolling isn't just for the Internet anymore.

ONE person wrote that note.

Nobody knows who they are. We don't know if they actually live in that neighborhood. We don't know if they've ever been in that neighborhood...other than to leave the note.

They're probably laughing about the 'outrage' they caused.

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Response to Captain Stern (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 02:43 AM

18. It has the same effect whether they are full of shit or not

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 02:29 AM

16. clearly a bigoted shithole neighborhood from way back, up until these new folks moved in,

expressing with action and fortitude just what America aspires to be

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Response to bringthePaine (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 02:38 AM

17. You did not read the article at the link, did you? nt

 

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Response to bringthePaine (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:36 AM

21. The neighborhood backed up the couple who got the nasty note

and supported them, you really should go to the link and read the whole story instead of jumping to the wrong conclusion.

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Response to bringthePaine (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:15 AM

22. You obviously didn't even skim the article

Let alone read it.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:26 AM

19. and they send a letter

not even the gumption to say it to her face.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:26 AM

23. Suggested lawn sign for the area: "Remember when we used to have an upscale president?"

With, of course, a picture of Obama. And if they want to be explicitly Dem-supporting, "our next upscale president", and Biden.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:36 AM

24. I love this part:





Beautiful signs!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:49 AM

25. Ah, the Welcome Wagon. Did the letter come with coupons?

Got to love the old "anonymous neighbor" leaving these love letters. Thinks they speak for the entire neighborhood.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:56 AM

26. We elite whites have to uphold our standards (sarcasm)


I have unfortunately seen this in my own family with regards to class. I wasn't passable enough to be invited to a wedding after-party once by a relative. If they wrote a letter to me and spoke their thoughts out loud, it would have read like this.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 08:19 AM

27. Bahahahaha... 'they are unruly, and therefore CANNOT be Ruled.'

By hatred
By class
By monied 'priviledge'

Good on the rest of the neighborhood!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 10:20 PM

28. "so please be considerate of everyone else living amongst you."

signed, the Most Considerate Neighbor Evah!

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