Woman Gets Disturbing Letter: 'Neighborhood Doesn't Need Any Blacks In It'
The message Nancy Wirths received from an anonymous neighbor was straight-forward and direct: We don't want your grandchildren here.
The 49-year-old grandmother told her story to a local reporter of receiving a note which said Wirths was "disrespecting" the neighborhood by having black children play outside her house.
The letter read,
Wirths, who runs a daycare, told The Washington Post six of her nine grandchildren are black, and she is now a "little wary" of them playing outside without her supervision.
And even though Wirths doesn't know who the letter was from -- it bore no name and was addressed to "residents" -- the message was still strong enough to shake her up.
She told The Post,
The Washington Post says Wichita police are now looking into the incident, with a spokesman telling the paper cops are "actively investigating the legitimacy."
In the meantime, Wirths has to live on while wondering who exactly means ill toward her children and, perhaps most importantly, why they do.
She told The Washington Post,
The answer to Wirths' question is anyone's guess, but it seems clear at least one of her neighbors wants her grandchildren to go "back" there.
Citations: The Washington Post