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Middletown Cross-Burning

A Tri-State city is talking about racism after police say group of children, along with their parents, burned a cross outside their neighbors' Middletown homes.

The racial tension began when, for the first time, black neighbors moved into an apartment complex on Oneka Avenue. Fighting between kids as young as 12 years old started with racial slurs. Racial slurs were fought with fists, and fists were then met by a burning cross.

Tequila smith found the burnt cross back in October and says she got the message right away, "Basically to get out of their neighborhood."

But Daniel Fields wants Tequila and everyone in that apartment complex to know, a small group of haters do not represent the entire community. He says, "If anybody's racist in this neighborhood I don't want them around me."

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