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Black Family Outraged After Someone Sent Racist Letter About Their Twin Daughters’ Celebratory Photos


David Sproul and his family were celebrating the graduation of their two daughters when they were targeted by an openly racist letter, dropped anonymously in their mailbox.

Xanah and Xarah graduated high school this spring.

To celebrate, the girls’ photos were placed upon the family’s house in the Timbercreek Plantation subdivision in Yulee, Florida.

You can see news coverage here.

Other families had similar displays on their houses.

But Sproul’s house was the only one to receive an anonymous letter in their mailbox.

The text of the letter read:

“Resident, Don’t you think enough is enough?”

“It’s time to take those hideous posters of that ugly fat black girl off your house.  What a disgrace to the neighborhood.”

“In fact, your entire brood is a disgrace to the neighborhood.  Consider moving to a ‘hood’ of your kind.”  

“Your neighbors are watching you!”

Toya, the girls’ mother, filed a police report with Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.

Undersheriff Roy Henderson said in a statement to Buzzfeed News:

“We at the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office do not tolerate racism and hate crimes in our county.”

“This is out of character for Nassau County and we will continue to investigate this incident.”

“We are proud of the Sproul twins’ accomplishments and hope to get to the bottom of this soon.”

Xanah and Xarah graduated from Yulee High School as members of the National Honor Society and will be headed to St. Leo University in the fall to begin a pre-med track on a scholarship.  According to their father, they seemed relatively unfazed by the letter.

Sproul said:

“They kind of threw it down and then they went about their way.”

“They are aware of what’s going on in the country, but after reading it they could clearly see that the person doesn’t know them.”

“That’s the nature of how they are because they’re just super sweet girls.”

According to the family, they have received support from all over the world for the girls.

Let’s hope that for every one outspoken racist, there are 10,000 supportive and loving individuals out there.

Mike Walsh

Written by Mike Walsh

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