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Racist notes left inside eggs in Michigan

March 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM   |   Comments

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 15 (UPI) -- A number of African-American families in Auburn Hills, Mich., said they found racist messages inside plastic eggs left in their yards.

WDIV-TV, Detroit, said Monday the eggs found outside certain area residences Sunday included notes referencing the Aryan Nation as well as certain racial slurs.

Shamir Lyles told the TV station she saw firsthand the impact of the notes as a girlfriend's son opened one of the eggs and read its hateful message.

"He was shocked. He didn't know what it was, he thought it was the Easter bunny," Lyles said. "I was really shocked. I mean, you know the feelings are out there and the thoughts are there, but to just be openly displayed like this ... I was really kind of shocked this happened in our area."

WDIV said the incident is under investigation by police.

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