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Racism keeps girl from friend’s birthday party

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A little girl in Tennessee wrote her friend a letter to tell her she couldn't attend her birthday party because she's black.

Harmony Jones, the 10-year-old girl who invited her friend to the birthday party, received a letter that said, "I will not be able to go to your birthday sleepover because my dad will not let me go because you are black."

Harmony's father, Christopher Jones said he was surprised by the entire thing.

"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," he told WREG.

Harmony's father said he didn't blame the little girl for the note and that he didn't let it ruin his daughter's party.

Instead, Jones said he hopes people can learn from the letter.