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A little girl wasn't allowed attend her friend's birthday party - because the friend was black

The depressing incident happened in a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee.

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A LITTLE GIRL was told by a friend that she couldn’t attend her birthday party because she’s black.

Harmony Jones, a ten-year-old student at Highland Oaks Elementary in Hickory Hill, Tennessee, received a note from a class friend informing her that she wouldn’t be able to attend her party because of the colour of her skin.

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“Maby (sic) I will not be able to come to your birthday sleepover, because my dad will not let me go, because you are black,” the note read.

“It angered me a little bit, it hurt me that my 10-year-old girl had to deal with this, and I myself never thought I would have to deal with this,” the girl’s father, Christopher Jones, told local news station WREG.

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Jones insisted he wasn’t angry with his daughter’s friend.

I guess us as parents, (we) need to be more aware and conscious about what we teach our children.

Despite the furore over the note the birthday party went ahead without a hitch.

The suburban area of Memphis in question, near the border of neighbouring Mississippi, currently has a black / white population split of 75% / 17%.

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