An interracial couple in Iowa were victims of a hate crime after their home was set on fire and the N-Word was spray-painted on their walls.
Firefighters were called to the home around 2:30PM on Tuesday, according to one of the victims, Shelly Owens, who spoke to KETV. Owens, who is white, expressed she was grateful that she and her husband, who is black, and her biracial children were at work and school respectively.
“I’m very angry,” she said. “I’m just fortunate that my kids were in school and that we weren’t home. They wrote the ‘N-word’ all over my walls. This is against me, I guess, and it’s a hate crime.”
According to Raw Story, the Council Bluffs police agree with Owens and are regarding the incident as a possible hate crime.
We hope the perpetrators are found and brought to justice.