Family finds racist note in mailbox

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A family`s excitement about moving into a new home turns into disappointment and fear thanks to the age old problem of racism.

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King`s ‘I Have A Dream Speech’, the nightmare the people are experiencing shows how far we still have to go.

It began Monday with what they found in their mailbox. A disjoined note scrawled on the cardboard from a Wheat Thins box, included in the message, racial slurs, the initials KKK, phrases like move out and most frightening, I see you I shoot you.

The note is dated August 24th, the day the couple moved into their dream home on Andora Place.

The message includes the suggestions they move back to north St. Louis, another sign of ignorance.

Although the couple asked us not to show their face, they are sharing their story because they want their neighbors to know what`s happening and they want whoever wrote the note to know it has accomplished nothing.

The couple says their biggest concern is not for their own safety but for the well being of their four-year-old son. They had hoped he would not have to learn the ugly truths about racism so early in life.

St. Louis County police are investigating the case.

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