Jordan C. Alston

White Family With Black Foster Child Awakens To Burning Cross


A 6-foot tall burning cross gave view to a side of one small Pennsylvania community that Joe and Candy Walbeck never knew existed.

The couple was shocked to find the charred remains of what was once a staple in the old south upon their doorstep.

Residing in a predominately white neighborhood, the Walbecks have been a staple with the community for many years, often adopting imperiled children as a means to spread to spread their own kind of love. This heinous mental assault marks the first time that the couple has been targeted for a hate crime.

The latest addition to the Walbeck family, Shaq, is a linebacker and fullback for local United High School; he is the family’s first Black child.

Local officials are unsure as to whether the cross burning had any affiliation with the United High’s football loss.

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