Slurs Spray-Painted in Historically Black NJ Neighborhood

Police investigate vandalism in Saddlertown section of Haddon Township

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Racist graffiti has been left on homes and cars in a historically black southern New Jersey neighborhood.

Residents say vandals hit the Saddlertown section of Haddon Township late Saturday or early Sunday. Obscenities and racial slurs were painted on at least two homes, two cars and the street.

The neighborhood was founded by a former slave in the 1850s and was a stop on the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves.

One resident, Joan McCarthy, tells The Courier-Post that the neighborhood's history makes the motive of the vandals clear.

NBC10's Cydney Long was on the scene Monday and saw some of the graffiti -- including the N-word -- that remained on homes and on a car.

 NBC10 is working to find out what police are doing to find the vandal or vandals responsible.

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