The couple had no idea when they returned home from Thanksgiving vacation that their home would be unsavagable due to racist vandals. The couple came home to find their property had been completely trashed with swastikas and “white power” slogans written on the walls, reports WCMH.
According to Pat and Joe Jude, the house they planned to spend their retirement years in was severely damaged during their absence, with pipes broken causing flooding and appliances destroyed.
“They hit every cabinet with paint,” Pat Jude explained. “They hit every wall with paint. They hit every appliance, they poured paint into the appliances. They poured cement down the drains. I mean there is nothing that is salvageable.”
Despite the extensive damage done to the home it’s not the worst the couple — Pat is white and Joe is black — have faced due to bigotry.
Six years ago the couple’s 16-year-old son committed suicide after being bullied for being biracial.
“We’ve gone through that,” Pat said. “You never get over it, but then you come in here, and it’s the same kind of stuff.”
Watch the video below via WCMH: