WICHITA, Kan. — A Kansas woman says someone sent her a letter complaining about her grandchildren – because they are black.
The handwritten letter was in Nancy Wirths’ mail and the letter writer said they were moving because of her bi-racial Caucasian/African-American grandkids.
“…if the people who wrote the letter need help packing, I’m sure we have quite a few people that would love to assist…”“I thought it was a joke,” she said. “We love the neighborhood and the people who have supported us behind this,” she said. “There’s no need for us to move, but if the people who wrote the letter need help packing, I’m sure we have quite a few people that would love to assist in the packing.”
The letter reads, “This neighborhood does not need any blacks in it.” It goes on to say they belong on the other side of the tracks, a sentiment that baffled Wirths.
Wirths filed a police report. None of her neighbors knows where the letter came from.
“I guess I never thought this was real: the hatred for people in the world,” she said. “I mean, because I try to teach my grandkids to love everyone, no matter their color, and this kind of throws a total wrench in that. This is just wrong and if it is a joke, this is not funny.”
Wirths said she went to the return address listed on the letter only to discover that home doesn’t exist.
“I can’t even fathom what I could have done to make somebody this mad,” Wirths said.