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'It's a campaign of hate': Webster Groves family receives letter calling for removal of BLM sign

September 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

She posted about the letter on social media, where someone sent her a link a story about a family in Oregon that received a letter with the same wording

— For Courtney Schaefer's family, the decision to put a "Black Lives Matter" sign in front of their Webster Groves home was about being neighborly.

Schaefer said for "the briefest second" she wondered if one of her neighbors had sent the letter, but that quickly went away after she realized none of the other people in her neighborhood had received letters for their signs.

Schaefer said she knows her community is predominately white and while the letter does not reflect her community, she said it's a wakeup call.

Webster Groves City Council Member Laura Arnold lives in Schaefer's neighborhood and said she is both surprised and not surprised about the letter.

Arnold said being a predominately white community does not excuse racism and that, if tangible changes are made, Webster Groves could be an example of how to properly address it.

As for the person who sent the letter to Schaefer, Arnold said she has one question.

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