|Posted by niotbillings on November 7, 2008 at 1:04 PM|
The following account is from a Billings family, who were shocked to see hate---1st hand.
October 18, 2008, started out as a normal day and night, but at 12:30am on October 19, the lives of myself and my family were changed forever!! My wife and I were in our living room watching movies and my 7 year old daughter, who is half black was asleep. I was on the floor and my wife was sitting in a chair near our front door. We are big Obama supporters and we had some Obama/Biden signs in our window as well as a full length black and white poster on the inside of our screen door, that says "Yes We Can, Billings, with a large picture of Obama above the saying! A man and a woman drove to our house and parked behind my truck that was in our driveway. The woman walked up to our front door, and opened the screen door and tore down the Obama sign.
Then, she proceeded to open our front door into our house,step one foot inside the door and scream "F***ing Ni**er, F***ing Ni**er", to make matters worse my
7 year old daughter, had just woken up and was standing in our living room, in plain sight of this women when she was saying this. The woman then ran out into the street,with the poster, tore it up and spit on it!! I headed out the door in pursuit of this car, and chased them half way down the street but was unable to get their license plate number. I have always been aware of racism, but although I am a white man, I love all people, have many friends that are black or of other races. This was the first time in my life that I have experienced racism, first hand! My wife and my daughter mean everything to me, and this situation was traumatic for all of us!!