The police chief called Ruthie Stevenson, head of the Macomb County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, as soon as he heard about the crime.Stevenson
stood outside the home Wednesday morning and looked at the embers on the lawn where the cross had stood.She
and other black leaders have been working to eradicate racism in Macomb County
, but incidents like these set them back.
"We're coming a long ways," she
said, "but we haven't come far enough."