A black mother and her 4-year-old daughter were forced to leave their home in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania because they were a target of several anti-black hate crimes.
In just one week Courtney Mike-Wilson found her car spraypainted in white with the word “nigger”, her daughter’s dodgeballs was left on her doormat with a note after being slashed and several toys along with her daughter`s bicycle were left on her front doused with gasoline.
These crimes were taken very seriously by the Pitcairn Police Chief Scott Farally. In fact, they were so hateful that the department wanted for the FBI to get involved.
As a measure of caution Mike-Wilson sent her young girl out of the city to spend some time with other family members as she searches for their new home.
In all of this chaos Mike-Wilson`s first concern was to protect her daughter:
“She can’t walk to the park anymore,” Mike-Wilson said to WTAE. “She can’t go to the day care. I don’t tell her what’s going on. I’d rather she not be scared, but it’s hard to come up with first and last month rent so quickly, especially when you think you’re going to be somewhere for a while.”
Luckily, no one was physically harmed but we are sure than these attacks will leave deep emotional scars. Anti-black attacks are a message to all black people saying: You are not welcomed in the neighborhood! It`s 2017 and yet this is the world we are living in!