Florida family reports racist neighbor who said signs praising twins are 'hideous posters of ugly Black girls'

In his racist letter addressed to the girls' parents, the yet-unidentified neighbor also called the twin sisters 'fat' and asked the family to leave the community


                            Florida family reports racist neighbor who said signs praising twins are 'hideous posters of ugly Black girls'
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A Black family in Florida filed a police report after a neighbor left them a racist note about their twin daughters. The proud parents of the girls, who graduated from high school with honors this summer, had hung signs from their house congratulating the duo on their accomplishment. However, a neighbor left the family a shocking letter asking them to remove the "hideous posters of the ugly fat Black girls." The neighbor, who has not yet been identified, also asked the family to leave the neighborhood.

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Xanah and Xarah Sproul, who were members of the National Honor Society at Yulee High School, also served as section leaders for the school band. The sisters reportedly have scholarships to attend Saint Leo University in Florida, where they have been admitted to the honors pre-med program, according to BuzzFeed.

The twins' father, David Sproul, while talking to the outlet about his girls, said: "They've been ridiculously hard-working girls ever since kindergarten. They've always pushed for the best. As twins, especially, they work together and help each other." David and his wife Toya, proud of their children's accomplishments, hung posters of the girls in their marching band uniforms from the front of the house. The signs read 'Senior Class of 2020' under the pictures of the pair.

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The Sproul family said that several other neighbors in their community had also hung similar signs outside their house, however, it appears that it was the Sprouls' posters which irked a racist neighbor, according to reports. 

The girl's father said that he discovered the typed, unsigned note in his mailbox last week. The letter read: "Don't you think enough is enough? It's time to take those hideous posters of that ugly fat black girl down off your house. What a disgrace to the neighborhood. In fact, your entire brood is a disgrace to the neighborhood. Consider moving to a "hood" of your kind. Your neighbors are watching you!"

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The racist note enraged the family as the father told News 4 Jax: "You see all the things happening all across the country. It's one thing when it's across the country, but it's absolutely different when it's literally in your own yard, literally in your own house." Shortly after receiving the letter, the girls' mother filed a police report.

Undersheriff Roy Henderson released a statement on the incident, saying: "We at the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office do not tolerate racism and hate crimes in our county. This is out of character for Nassau County and we will continue to investigate this incident. We are proud of the Sproul twins’ accomplishments and hope to get to the bottom of this soon."

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Shortly after the incident was reported, it spread across social media, and messages of support began pouring for the family. One of the girls, Xanah, while speaking to the outlet that she is hoping to get justice: "We know we have a great support system and everyone is on our side so we will get over it and get justice."



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