Think they're not biased?..Does this belong on a major NYC newspaper website?...Major news? Horseshit.....Make sure whitey is portrayed as if we're still in the 1800's Racist dad prevents daughter from attending black girl’s birthday party in Tennessee BY Tobias Salinger NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:14 PM WREG-TV Despite the note, little Harmony Jones had a great birthday party, a local news station reported. A 10-year-old girl was trying to have a birthday party and a race relations discussion broke out. African-American child Harmony Jones invited a friend to her party on Friday night in Memphis, Tenn., but the young girl got a stunning magic marker note in return: her friend’s dad wouldn’t let her attend due to the birthday girl’s race, WREG-TV reported. The unidentified child wrote in blue, green and pink, “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 girl added, “Not trying to be races [SIC], but my mom let me go. Happy birthday!” Despite the shocking illustration of one parent’s prejudice, the episode shouldn’t be viewed as either a reflection on the children’s school, Highland Oaks Elementary School, or the community that’s changed around it in the Hickory Hill area, Highland Oaks PTA president Barbara Davis told the Daily News. “We have a lot wider variety of populations at the school, but, in saying that, we’ve been a very close group,” said Davis, who has three children attending the school and denounced the letter as a regrettable isolated incident. “I’m calling them ignorant, but it’s their choice to feel that way, right or wrong.” Davis declined to state the racial breakdown of the elementary school, noting that the birthday party was not a school-sanctioned event. But she acknowledged that the area had changed in recent years, a story told vividly by census data for the zip code occupied by the school. WREG-TV Harmony's father Christopher Jones expressed surprise that racism touched his daughter's get-together. In 2000, the suburban area near the border of Mississippi showed a total population of 23,829 with white residents making up 54% of the population and African-Americans numbering only 41% of residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These days, however, the population has grown to 37,766, with the white population now making up just 17% of all total residents and black residents now comprising 75% of the population, the latest data shows. Regardless of the big changes the neighborhood has seen, the birthday girl’s father, Christopher Jones, expressed surprise that the girl’s father wouldn’t want his daughter to attend. “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,” Jones told WREG. “I guess us as parents [we] need to be more aware and conscious about what we teach our children.” Despite the note of racist regret from her friend, Harmony Jones had an enjoyable and successful 10th birthday with friends who did attend, the TV station reported.