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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Families' fears grow after latest cross burning
BY NIRAJ WARIKOO
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER


Tired of crime in Detroit, Sean Dean left for a home on a quiet suburban block. Like a growing number of African Americans, the 33-year-old sanitation worker saw his future outside the city where he was born and raised.

But Monday, he stood near what appeared to be evidence of another racially motivated attack directed against an African-American family in the suburbs. And he wondered: Am I welcome here?

That's a question several black suburbanites are asking after several attacks have raised concerns among prosecutors and civil rights activists. The latest attack was down the block from Dean's home. Early Sunday, someone burned a 6-foot cross on the Davis family's lawn in Dearborn Heights, police say.

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