An elementary school in Manhattan Beach, California, had its playground defaced with horribly offensive, racist graffiti. No one doubts this hateful, anti-black and anti-semitic vandalism is in response to Los Angeles County returning beachfront property to the descendants of a black couple from whom it was stolen back in 1927. A ceremony marking the return was held the day before.
Manhattan Beach school officials said racist vandalism was discovered early Thursday morning on the Meadows Elementary school campus.
A spokesperson for the school district said that damage to the playground asphalt and equipment was cleaned before students arrived for summer programs.
The vandalism came a day after officials held a ceremony celebrating the handing over of the oceanside property in the city known as Bruce's Beach to the descendants of Willa and Charles Bruce — a Black couple who owned the property nearly a century ago until it was seized by the city.