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Kansas Family Receives Shocking Racist Letter (Photo)

| by Brendan Kelly
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A Kansas woman was disturbed when she received a letter telling her that black people are not welcome in her neighborhood.

Nancy Wirths of Wichita received a shocking anonymous letter in the mail on Aug. 22. She says she is still shaken up by what the letter said.

"I look over my shoulder. I watch. The kids aren't allowed to be outside," Wirths said.

The grandmother received a letter addressed to "resident," attacking her biracial family. She has nine grandchildren, six of whom are African-American.

"We have noticed there are some black children at your residence," the letter read. "Maybe you are running a daycare or these are your children. In either case, we have put our house for sale. This neighborhood does not need any blacks in it."

The letter continues to say that Wirths and her family should stay on "the other side of the tracks."

Wirth said that she was shocked by the letter. She says she wishes her grandchildren didn't have to deal with this kind of hate and bigotry.

"These are kids under the age of ten where me and their parents are trying to raise them, you have to love everybody, be friends with everybody," the grandmother told KSNW. "It doesn't matter if they're brown, purple. It's just a shame that they have taken the innocence away from the children."

The letter is currently being investigated by Wichita police, who say the person who wrote the letter could face a disorderly conduct charge.

Sources: KSNWKWCH / Photo Credits: KSNW, KWCH

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