Racist Sign Sparks Outrage in Northeast El Paso
POSTED: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 7:58pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 4:03pm
EL PASO - A disturbing sign is sparking outrage from some residents in a Northeast El Paso neighborhood.
Neighbors called Newschannel 9 to complain about a yard sign they say is not just disturbing-- but offensive.
Part of the sign reads: "Halloween 2011. No blacks welcomed to trick or treat."
We tried to knock on the door of the house, but were stopped by a locked gate, and nobody inside responded when we asked for an interview. Instead, we spoke with the African-American family that lives next door to where the sign is posted.
"...these are just children. That is what the spirit is for, is for the children. Even if you don't want black kids around your children, you don't have to advertise it,” said Andre Sherman.
At this time, it's unclear if the homeowner put the sign there, or is even aware that it's there.