On a day meant to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the progress we’ve made as a nation in dealing with racial attitudes, one DC-area woman was reminded instead of how much work we have YET to do.
Just a week after moving into one of the wealthiest DC suburbs, she found the words ‘N*gga go home’ spray painted across her garage.
Around 9:30 in the morning a neighbor on Glenmoor Drive in Chevy Chase, Maryland noticed a racial epithet spray painted on a garage door and notified the victim. Together they removed the paint.
It likely occurred between 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 18 and 7 a.m. Monday.
Captain Paul Starks says the woman who lives in the home is new to the neighborhood.
“The victim has just moved in a little over a week ago,” Starks tells WTOP.
No other similar vandalism has been reported in the area.
The incident has since been cited as a hate crime authorities are now looking to find out who is responsible for the racial slur.
Chevy Chase, Maryland happens to be one of the most affluent towns in the US with a median household income above $250,000, average income of $311,170 and the average net worth of residents $1,635,311.
You would think that with all that money would come a little bit of class, but …not so much.