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Racist Halloween costumes and spectacles are sparking outrage this year. Police ordered the removal of a homeowner’s racially offensive display depicting a lynching in Lansing, Illinois.

The upsetting display appeared to show a Black mannequin being hanged with ropes from a tree, an online photo showed.  A 15-year-old girl found the display hanging outside of a home decorated for Halloween on Wednesday (Sept. 26).

The experience was horrifying for the girl, her mother Toya Griffin said. “My daughter suddenly said, ‘Oh, my God,’ and tried to explain what she saw,” Griffin, 37, told Yahoo Lifestyle.

Griffin alerted Lansing police about the offensive display but didn’t get the response that she thought would come from the department. The officer said he didn’t think the disturbing display was offensive and was only up for Halloween, she said.

A crowd of upset neighbors also gathered around the tree with the display before the home’s owner, who wasn’t identified by name, came outside.

“The owner came outside, and my sister asked her, ‘Do you see anything wrong with this?’” Griffin said. “She refused to take it down and said, ‘I have friends who are black.’”

An officer who later arrived at the scene defended the homeowner again, Griffin said. However, he agreed to remove the display, which he said had been vandalized.

Racist Halloween displays have prompted serious dialogues across social media in recent years. African-Americans users have repeatedly expressed their pain over these kinds of spectacles and reiterated that they are racist. Yet, those displays keep popping up every fall with excuses made to explain them away.

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Here We Go Again: Homeowner Hangs Racist Halloween Display Depicting Lynching was originally published on newsone.com

5 thoughts on “Here We Go Again: Homeowner Hangs Racist Halloween Display Depicting Lynching

  1. STUPID PEOPLE DO STUPID THINGS. YOU HAVE BLACK FRIENDS, THEN DON’T YOU THINK THEY WOULD FIND THIS OFFENSIVE? JUST BECAUSE THEY LAUGH WITH YOU AT THE TIME PLEASE BELIEVE THEY ARE MADDER THAN HELL ABOUT IT. BUT ALAS THEY WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND..HAHAHA SO STUPID THEY FALL FOR AND ACCEPT YOUR STUPID ASS BEHAVIOR. AND THE POLICE, WELL WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT THEY THINK….

  2. Father charged with neglect after photo of baby crawling in street goes viral.

    That’s a headline of a story that this website will never report. Why is it that all the crazy stories like this are about black people? Low IQ’s?

  3. Mac Daddy on said:

    How many blacks will die in Chicago tonight at the hands of other blacks. 10,12,more? But this is what we find important. C’mon Peeps

  4. americanize on said:

    Not surprise this is what racist people do.Now the black folks in that community now knows that the people who live at that address or racist.And black America don,t get involved with that going door to door getting candy from total strangers,especially in this climate.Black America you have no friends.

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