Woman Gets Racist Letter About Her Grandkids
A Kansas woman says she was frightened after her family received an anonymous letter telling her that Black people were not welcome in the neighborhood.
Nancy Wirths, 49, who lives in Wichita, told WSNW-TV she got a letter addressed to “resident” on Monday telling her the writer saw there were Black children at her home and that it was a “disrespect” to the neighborhood to have them there.
Wirths, who is White, has nine grandchildren, six of them are African American. She says that she is keeping constant watch and now does not allow the children to be outside.
“We have noticed there are some black children at your residence,” the letter reads in part. “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.”
Wirths does not know who could have sent the letter to her or how they could disparage her grandchildren in this way.
“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. It doesn’t matter if they’re brown, purple,” Wirths said. “It’s just a shame that they have taken the innocence away from the children.”
Wichita police are investigating and say the person who sent the letter could face a charge of disorderly conduct.