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‘No surprise’: Raleigh couple find racial slurs on sidewalk in front of house

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — The racial slurs may have disappeared from the sidewalk outside Matt Moore’s house, but the damage is already done. A neighbor from the Renaissance Park community made the shocking discovery while taking her morning walk.

“I feel like people have recently been empowered to say the quiet part out loud and not pay the price for it,” Matt Moore said.

Vandals spray painted ‘(n-word) lives don’t matter’. They also destroyed one side of a sign in his front yard.

“Not much of a surprise just because our ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign has been stolen twice in the past two years,” he said.

Neighbors like Matt Jorgenson have plenty of other panels in his garage to replace.

“That’s what community is. We’re all pro-inclusion, pro-inclusion, pro-everyone matters and everyone should be here,” Jorgenson said.

Another neighbor, Amy Crum, says hate has no place in their community.

“We’re going to double. Everybody’s going to have a sign exactly like Matt’s. Some of us do double signs,” she said.

Moore filed a police report and no one was arrested.

He turns a negative into a positive by donating $500 to the Black Voters Matter fund in honor of the vandals, and his neighbors plan to match it.

“Whoever did this, this one’s on you,” Moore said. “Congratulations.”

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