Posted on October 21, 2011

Halloween Decoration Removed from Brooklyn Home After Being Called Racist

CBS New York, October 20, 2011

A Halloween display at a home in Brooklyn has been taken down after some called it a symbol of racism.

A scarecrow painted to have dark skin was hanging by a rope from a tree in front of a home in Kensington.

Some neighbors say the homeowner gets in the spirit of Halloween every year and believe he meant no harm by the display.

But one councilman argued it was reminiscent of a lynching.


Police settled the dispute by removing the scarecrow figure from the tree.