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Halloween display causing racial tension in Tennessee

 

 

by Cara Kumari
WSMV News

A halloween display is stirring racial tension in Tennessee.

Three corpses are hanging from a tree in front of Richard Hardaway's Madison home, one of them wearing a Michael Vick jersey.

Hardaway says this isn't the first time he put the stuffed shirts in his front yard, but this year with the Jena Six case underway, some residents are seeing the display as racist.

"I was perplexed by the racism.  I didn't really know what to think, I didn't expect this to be going on in kind of a major city," said Trevor Stephens.

Hardaway denies that there are any racial undertones to the display.

"I'm not being racist or calling Michael Vick out.  It's a Falcon's jersey and I'm a Titans fan.  I'm just putting it to good use," Hardaway said.

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