Saturday, March 6, 2021

WATCH: El Paso Woman Faces Neighborhood Backlash Over Juneteenth Flag in Her Yard

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*Longtime El Paso resident Karen Linen became the target of a neighbor after she decided to fly a green, black and red-hued American flag in her own backyard.

According to KTSM.com, Linen said she raised her flag, meant to symbolize the pride and culture for the Black community in America, on the Juneteenth holiday on June 19. Days later, she got an anonymous letter in her mailbox that read: Please remove that racist flag from your yard, you are offending every resident on this street and in this neighborhood. It is a disgusting display of racism and we don’t need that in this day and age of our country’s turmoil. Thank you for being considerate.

Linen said the envelope which the letter came in had three stamps saying “Support the Veterans.”

Linen, whose father was a veteran of the Vietnam and Korean Wars, said maybe whoever sent her the letter didn’t know what the flag meant, however, she doesn’t feel that response was appropriate. She’s a retired home nurse, saying she herself has had to enter homes flying up flags which made her uncomfortable. She added: “I mean how many confederate flags have we seen?”

Linen said she’ll continue to let her flag fly despite the letter she received, but she’ll increase security in her home.

Watch below or click here to watch at KTSM.com.

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