Is this billboard racist?........ (of course it is) ...

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  1. BaileyPark31

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    A Pennsylvania billboard has sparked an outcry and accusations of racism — but the man who put it up insists that he’s simply trying to strike up a “conversation” about race.

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    As Pittsburgh’s WPXI reports, the controversial digital billboard stands on Route 422 outside Worthington, Pa. Its changing screen features multiple messages. One reads “whites have rights,” while another features a photo of actor Jussie Smollett, who is being investigated for an alleged hate crime hoax.

    “Jussie Smollett hangs himself! Sets ‘race’ relations back 100 years,” it reads.

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    The billboard also slams several prominent politicians as “black racists.” (Photo: WPXI)
    A third message features images of various politicians — including Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Maxine Waters — and accuses them of being “black racists.”

    John Placek, who owns the billboard, denied any racist intentions.

    “Racism is misunderstood in America and I want to have the conversation,” he told WPXI. “We need to get over: I’m black. You’re white. You’re Hispanic. Who cares? I don’t care about that. I do care about how you act and how you stand for my flag, our flag.

    “We gotta get people talking,” he continued. “We gotta get them excited. And that’s what I’ve done. The board was never meant to hurt anybody. I would never do that. I’m a patriot. I’m an American. Period.”

    But critics say his messages are inflammatory.

    “I don’t see it as thought-provoking,” Michael Allshouse, who called the billboard “racist,” told WPXI. “I don’t see it as instigating thoughtful discussion as much as it is provoking and agitating.”
     
  2. BaileyPark31

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    And of course the Yahoo commenters don't see a thing wrong with it :mjpls:


    • So white people don't want to lay down and be demonized by people who are too lazy too think and actually make a contribution. Whites have rights. Get over it.

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      I'm 68 year old white male and I have never had trouble with someone abusing my rights! Every company I worked for made me the highest paid person in my dept or manager within 6 months. I like to work, I like to understand why I'm doing something and how everything works therefore I know how to fix stuff, how to make things easier, what I can and can not do! The key to anything is knowledge and understanding not skin color! That said every White person I have heard complain seems to think they deserve to be paid more for doing less but i worked hard and earned my promotions and every employer I worked for liked that fact and rewarded me for my effort! Education, effort, understanding are the things that hold you back if you are White not skin color!

    • [​IMG]9 hours ago
      If a white person wears a T-shirt saying "White Pride" they are considered a racist. If a black person wears the same T-shirt saying "Black Pride" all is well. I could give more examples but I think Nuff said.
     
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    not even surprised
     
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    What white rights are being taken away?

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    The right to be racist
     
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    Like folks been saying, outside of Pittsburgh and Philly, Pennsylvania is basically Mississippi.
     
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    yeah when we think of white pride, we see neo nazi skin heads attacking minorities... black pride is being proud of your true afikan self, which does not involve any kind of racism or hate.
     
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    I think they want to be racist, but not get a negative reaction. They want to people to accept the blatant disrespect.
     
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    The other two are prob real but this has to be a troll :troll:
     
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    What’s up with using that web layout on a billboard? Did they screenshot a webpage or something? Terrible.
     
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    It's damn near impossible for a white person born and raised in America not to be racist. Fir a white person in the U.S to not be racist, they would literally have to hate their culture (which is white supremacy) and everything it stands for.
     
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    So this was simply labeled "controversial" by the media instead of outright racist :mjpls:





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