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Harrison, AR Up in Arms Over Incredibly Racist Billboard (Video)

On Tuesday Harrison, Arkansas got a little more racist–and the townsfolk aren’t happy about it!  A billboard that read “Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White” appeared along Interstate 62/65 bypass, raising eyebrows and blood pressure levels.

104.3 FM, a local radio station, has asked that their sign be removed.

On Friday, about 30 protesters showed up to publicly denounce the sign.  They were greeted by a couple of inbreds , one of them with a sign reading “White People 4 Free Speech.”

The Mayor’s office issued a statement on Wednesday, condemning the signage:

The city of Harrison, and specifically–the Mayor’s office in no way supports the signage or its contents.  While the clients that are responsible for the sign are exercising their freedom of speech, the Mayor’s office considers the content inflammatory and distasteful…The owners of the signage, who I am unaware of, and the owners of the structure, which I understand is Harrison Sign Company should be ashamed to display such antiquated ideology and hatred…”

In response, the local responsible responded through the Harrison Sign Company:

“Often white people are called racist for opposing the President’s policies. On the other hand a non-white person was never called racist for opposing President Bush’s policies. There is a double-standard in this country regarding differences of opinion. Those differences of opinion do not make a person racist. The first amendment right to freedom of speech is for everyone. That is the point of the message.”

One local resident, Josh Rosenberg, sympathizes with the message:

“As a white American male, if you say anything about anything else, then you’re automatically a racist.”

The billboard is being leased at a rate of $200 per month for one year–that’s some expensive bigotry!  Claude West, the owner of Harrison Sign Co. refuses to identify the person leasing the sign, but he does support his renting it!

“Regardless of the opinion a person holds, or what I think about that opinion, I believe he or she has a right to express it”

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  • nunyabidnessfoo

    The fact that this is seen as racist by anyone proves the sign right

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  • Grandma Caesar

    “…Up in Arms…”—hardly. I was there the 2nd day after it went up, to film the mayor as he spoke for 3 or 4 minutes. There were less than ten people protesting, out of a town of about 13,000. I drive by the sign twice daily, and other than that day, no one has protested the sign.

  • Grandma Caesar

    This isn’t “incredibly racist” or “hate speech”. The person who posted the sign said he did so because he’s sick of being held to a different standard than persons of other races. Examples: When a white person complains about Obama’s policies, that person is often called a racist. A certain race is allowed to use “the n-word”; however when a person of any other race uses that word, he is a racist.

    Anything that demeans a race—ANY race, INCLUDING WHITE PEOPLE—is racist. Anything that allows one race to do something—ANY race, INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE—yet prohibits another race from doing the same thing, is racist.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006199770802 Alan J. Perrick


    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

    • sam

      You are a crazy person. Take your Turner Diaries diatribe back to the compound.

      What about AATTP’s purported intolerance for racism? How are these comments still up here? Just because comment refrains from explicit racial slurs and displays a rudimentary grasp of grammar and punctuation does not make it any less racist. Bigotry is far more insidious than that, and this comment represents the worst kind. It is an irrational and hateful ideology wrapped in a veil of self-pity.

      Anti-semitism in the Weimer Republic emerged out of a similar psychological cess pool: a misguided view that all social problems are the result of racial heterogeneity. So you call deny it all you like- but the truth is, if you truly believe that “your race” is under attack, and there really is a “black problem,” the you’re espousing the same ideology as the Naxis. Plus, if you’re really trying to convince people you’re not a neo-nazi, you may want to avoid the words “final solution”. Food for thought.

  • blksailor

    the video link you have here is promoting a racist organization. at the end of the video there are links to the organization…. think you need to find another link and not give that organization any exposure.

  • Charles

    It does seem that, as a country, we’ve moved to a place where it’s acceptable to hate on white people as if it’s somehow deserved. As if they are abusing ‘white privilege’ which sounds awfully close to the racist white people against affirmative action. Some of the comments on the article support this. I would never argue it’s okay to put someone down for being different, because it’s clearly not, but this acceptance and tolerance has to be mutual regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or anything.

    • Batman in Arkham

      Since when have white men NOT abused their privilege? When you talk like this, you are part of the problem. Recognizing that white men have had it pretty fucking good for a really fucking long time compared to people who are not white and/or male isn’t racism, it’s reality.

      • http://american3rdposition.com rosenkranz

        Do you think White folks found this “privilege” on a tree? Go create your own privilege.

        White Privilege is really “White Penalty”.

        • Diamond

          Rosenkranz, so you’re basically saying we should go make our own privilege through mass genocide and enslavement via a manifest destiny the way white westerners did? Sorry but some of us just aren’t that sick and evil. It’s not called “white penalty,” it’s called “karma.” White people are just butthurt their privilege, their ability to get away with being overtly racist, and their entitlement is finally dying. Now we have rules to protect the little people and they’re scared because they think what they did to others is going to happen to them. Ain’t nothin wrong with karma baby, unless you’re on the receiving end.

          • Kurt B

            Still trying to apply collective guilt to an entire group by using skin color as the defining feature? Who were the exploiters that used “mass genocide and enslavement” to enrich themselves? Could it have been the wealthy merchants and bankers operating first out of Amsterdam, The City of London and later, Wall Street who utilized the inventiveness and discipline of poor whites?
            If you won’t identify the overseers, then you are indeed advocating white genocide.

  • Juliet

    Oh, the poor, abused white man. All his rights are being taken away by the mean old women and non-whites. All he has left is being mostly in charge of everything; being able to walk or drive through every neighborhood without police batting an eye; knowing that, in a dispute with a non-white, he has defenders — shall I go on?

    The people complaining about lose of rights still enjoy the fruits of white privilege, and they can’t see it.

    • http://twitter.com/S3nt13ntB31ng Fred Mertz (@S3nt13ntB31ng)

      I’m white. Very white if that’s a possibility and I can tell you that Josh Rosenberg and his ilk are full of it and racist to the core. They’re an embarrassment.

    • Charles

      Umm.. you sound kind of racist against white people and sexist against men.

    • Katherine

      And these poor white “T” are getting sophisticated with their language. . . . So impressive. :P

  • Arthur Cohen

    Metlin is correct. This may be hate speech, but it does not meet the legal requirements for it to be unconstitutional. But that’s sort of beside the point. It’s offensive and dumb (but that goes without saying), and while the billboard company has every right to sell its space to the perpetrator, its decision to do so is equally offensive and dumb. By so doing, and by his defense of such action,it’s hard to escape the conclusion that the owner agrees with the sentiment. So let’s hope community (and now national) pressure changes his mind.

  • Batman in Arkham

    If you don’t want to be called a racist, don’t act like one. It really doesn’t get any simpler than that.

  • Left of Center

    No…”Anti-racist” is “Anti-making-up-code-words-that-do-not-exist-nor-have-any-basis-in-reality.”

  • Michele

    Perhaps the good people and business’s of Harrison would choose to spend their advertising dollars with another sign company who does not support this racists ideology.

  • Karen Duncanwood

    What stupid shits to equate racism toward minorities, with differences with stupid whites! Such ignorance is astounding. I’m white, by the way. You idiots DON’T represent me. Never have and never will. Stop inbreeding! I’m lucky to have a Korean sister-in-law, a part Cherokee grandfather, a Nicaraguan daughter-in-law, a Mexican American niece. I just cringe that they have to put up with you stupid racists. And its not free speech only. It’s also hate speech, you poor, poor underpriviledged white people! Get a life that doesn’t revolve around hate, why don’t you?

  • Mike Benardo

    This is to the makers of that sign and others who agree with it: We do not think disagreeing with the President’s policies is racist, we think that loving those policies when a White politician proposes them, but does an about face when Barack Obama proposes them. We also think it is racist that you claim that because his father is not American, he must not be either, but have no problem with the fact that Mitt Romney’s father, George, is not actually American. (He was born in Mexico). We think it is racist that you demanded to see his birth certificate, then said that you want the longer one, then claimed that one must be fake, yet never once demanded to see Mitt Romney’s birth certificate, and have no problem with the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is an Austrian, wants be skirt the rules and run for president.
    If you do not want to be perceived as racist, drop the double standard.

    • CJ

      Don’t forget to add Cruz in there!

  • http://gravatar.com/roblimo Robin ‘Roblimo’ Miller

    Only a fag would put up a sign like that.

  • Shawn Crippen

    What is this country coming to??? The person (and I use the term very loosely) is complaining about being accused of being a racist, and then he ADVERTISES HIS RACIST VIEWS WITH A BILLBOARD!!!
    Racist and stupid!!

  • KurtB

    So, let me see if I understand this: people who single out white people for criticism aren’t ‘racist’ but people who point it out are?

  • http://gravatar.com/sheikyerbouti2 sheikyerbouti2

    Kudos to the Mayor of Harrison, Arkansas for having the boldness to express what the people of his town wanted to say. He should contact the Southern Poverty Law office to see if there are any legal grounds he can use to have the billboard changed.

    • http://gravatar.com/metlin Metlin

      Why? As a colored immigrant, I think “finding legal grounds” is a very slippery slope indeed. You may disagree with it, but removing it because you disagree with is defeats the purpose of free speech. Everyone — even bigots — are entitled to their opinions and to expressing it. That’s the price of free speech, and indeed, freedom. Too bad you don’t seem to understand it.

      To quote Voltaire, I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to death your right to say it.

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