A couple in Henrico County, Va was shocked when their annual Easter egg hunt with their three-year-old son yielded an egg that didn’t have any treats inside, but rather a note from what they say was a white supremacist.
Sunday afternoon the Smiths took their son out to the yard to engage in their Easter tradition of hunting for candy-filled plastic eggs. However when they got to the last egg they noticed it wasn’t one that they had placed in the yard, when they opened it they found something that seriously upset them.
“My husband noticed the last Easter egg and i knew it wasn’t one that put out. We opened it and it’s got the white supremacist stuff in it,” said Jackie Smith.
Inside the egg was a note that had the message “diversity = white genocide,” that also said “Mass immigration and forced assimilation of non-whites into our lands is genocide.”
The note immediately sent the parents into an outrage and caused Brandon Smith to go around searching the entire neighborhood for more eggs like the one he found.
“I think it’s absurd,” he said.
The mother took it up a notch and said that “We don’t want other kids around here who can read being like, ‘Hey mommy what’s the million man white march or what’s the genocide project?’ Most of us don’t want to explain genocide to our 6-year-olds.”
“It’s disturbing knowing my son is walking around the yard a lot and finding that. It’s something he may find and have questions about that not necessarily at his age –I want to explain to him. That there are people in this world who don’t think everyone is equal,” said Brandon Smith.
The Smiths apparently found several more eggs throughout their college hill neighborhood and alerted the other parents so their children didn’t make similar discoveries.
“Everybody’s shocked. We are genuinely floored. Why would somebody do this? Why here?”
Henrico Police are looking in to the incident, however they have no leads or anything to follow up on. They said that if they’re able to find out who left the eggs that they may face trespassing and littering charges.
Jackie Smith was left in a state of disbelief after her horrifying ordeal, and had a strong message for whoever left the racist eggs.
“You can hit the whole world with the Internet, stay out of my yard.”
It’s hard to believe that we live in a world where a news crew goes out to report that somebody dropped some eggs with a note inside them. Granted, the message may have been that of a white supremacist, however the reaction to them seems just a bit over the top. After all, it’s not like somebody is going to believe them just because they read it.
Would you be this concerned if you found these in your yard or would you just throw them away and move on? Let us know with a comment!