Monday, March 15, 2010

Black Residents Of Auburn Hills, Michigan Find "Racist" Easter Eggs On Their Lawns; Aryan Nations Flyers Inside

On Sunday March 14th, 2010, as many as three dozen residents of Auburn Hills, Michigan reported that they found "racist" notes stuffed inside brightly-colored plastic Easter eggs. Black families in the 4800 block of Dexter Road said they found the plastic eggs tossed in their yard with racist messages inside. Some of the messages included the word "nigger" and contained references to the Aryan Nations. Shamir Lyles said she watched a girlfriend's son open one of the eggs. "He was shocked. He didn't know what it was, he thought it was the Easter bunny," she said. "I was really shocked, I mean, you know the feelings are out there and the thought are there, but to just be opening displayed like this ... I was really kind of shocked this happened in our area." Police said they investigating.

A new report from the Detroit Free Press now indicates that the term "Aryan Nations" in this story does refer to one of the three Aryan Nations factions, but doesn't specify which one. Most likely it was the Athol faction, since they've been the most active. In addition, the distributor may have been inspired by a similar Easter egg deployment in Pekin, Illinois on April 8th, 2009 by members of the Illinois National Socialist Front.

Additional discussion posted on the Vanguard News Network Forum. DetroitIsCrap may also eventually pick up this story, since it's in their back yard.

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