East Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania make news headlines as Confederate flag with an African-American baby doll hung from a noose with a knife in its back.
The wave of a distressing piece of news of a confederate flag boldly displayed by owner Jim Miller Jr. with an African-American baby doll hung from a noose, has sparked public outburst of rage due to the hike of intolerance and racist exhibitions rampant in America.
Images of the flag went viral when Rachel Szolek posted the photos of the disgusting image which she saw while driving down Porter Road on Tuesday.
At first she could not “fully grasp what she was seeing.”
Shocked and angry of the xenophobic racist representation, Rachael quickly sheared photo images of the flag and the doll on Facebook which got a resounding number of views, comments and shears.
She told Action News 4 reporter, Beau Berman that “we actually turned around because we had passed the house, and there it was, and the first thing was shock.”
Beau Berman confirmed the effigy racist representation at the scene and sought to speak with the house owner but to no avail.
He later proceeded to the East Huntington Township’s supervisor Paul Hodgkiss who said that he was “definitely against anything like that in our township.” He said they will have a meeting in that effect.
The display was eventually taken down minutes after Berman knocked on the homeowner’s door to ask questions.
Officials in a nearby community admitted that they have been hearing about the display for months but could not do anything about it because the area was outside their jurisdiction.
On Wednesday, a woman identified herself as the girlfriend of the flag’s owner. She said Miller Sr. removed the flag after seeing the controversy it was causing on social media. She did not explain the purpose of the display.
She said she would consider an on-camera interview after talking with her boyfriend.
But why is she speaking for the Millers? Can’t they speak for themselves and explain the reason for the display?