"They were hitting my car, using racial slurs and telling me I didn't belong in their neighborhood because I was white" - Those are the words of Susan Pedersen, a woman along with her two children, who were attacked last night by a frenzied group of black teens at a stoplight near the University of Chicago campus.

The group approached her car, kicking and shaking the vehicle, leaving several dents and damage as well as busting out windows that caused glass to shatter all over Pedersen's two young children.

It wasn't until a police car that just happened to be near the scene drove past, that the angry mob decided to scatter.

Who know's what would have become of the family had the police car not been so close. From the account given by Pedersen, it seems as if the teens were trying to rock the car to the point of flipping it over.

A group of teens out to cause trouble isn't a new thing, but the level of aggression and racial motivations make this event extra worrisome.

The fact that this group could continue their attack even after it was clear that innocent children were in the car they were so violently smashing, is outright disgusting and shows the disdain for life these teens must have.

Two juveniles involved in the attack have been arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal damage, but Pedersen want's more, after all if the race roles were reversed, surely we would already hear cries of 'Hate crime!'. "This is something that's going to stay with me for the rest of my life," said Pedersen, who has to deal with damage to her personal property as well as the emotional damage brought on to her and her two young children. Truly a traumatic event for her and her family to endure.

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