Attacks on black O.C. family prompt anti-hate forums

Rick Rojas (Los Angeles Times) | November 30, 2012

After an Orange County family fled their Yorba Linda neighborhood in response to years of taunts, slurs and vandalism, a series of town hall forums is to be held to encourage African American families to talk about their experiences and the discrimination they might have faced.

The “Listening Sessions” are being organized by the Orange County Human Relations Commission with local activist organizations and churches, with the first scheduled for Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. at Christ Our Redeemer Church in Irvine.

The sessions come after an outpouring of concern in the wake of the publicized experience of a Yorba Linda family who, over a period of two years, had rocks thrown through their windows, car tires slashed, racial slurs hurled at them and acid pellets shot into their garage.

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