An interracial couple’s Cincinnati, Ohio home was vandalized by violent racists––yes, in 2016.
Pat and Joe Jude went away to see their daughter for Thanksgiving and when they returned on Nov. 28, their house had been broken into and wrecked. According to the Judes, the N-word, “White power,” and swastikas were spray painted all over the house, and more.
Complex reports: In addition to spray painting the N-word, “white power,” and swastikas, vandals poured cement down the house’s pipes, using a plunger to push the cement further down. The Judes, married for 34 years, explained that the house was originally their daughter’s. The couple had planned to move into that house but now say they may never be able to because of this incident.
The Judes created a GoFundMe to help with repairs and though they were only set on raising two grand, the couple has received over $41,000 thus far.
“The outpouring of support is so amazing. After the death of our son my husband lost faith in humanity and now with this horrible senseless hate crime, it seemed hopeless. With the outpouring of love from our family, friends and strangers especially during this time of year, has helped us realize that the people who did this were in the minority and the majority of Americans are so kind and don’t believe in hate and racial inequality,” the couple wrote on their GoFundMe.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, the Judes say their biracial son has also been a victim of racism. “He was treated very racist as a bi-racial man by both students and even his teachers,” the Judes told the publication. “Jay was called the N-word and more by students and townspeople,” Complex adds.
What an ugly reality to have to face in 2016. Tweet us your thoughts and give to the Judes here.
Some Really Brutal Racists Vandalized This Interracial Couple’s Ohio Home was originally published on globalgrind.com
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