With racial tensions seemingly increasing in our nation as various groups seek to divide us along racial lines, more propaganda is appearing in public spaces. A billboard that was put up in Alabama appears to be continuing this trend, and it’s sparked a bit of controversy among those who have seen it.
The billboard was put up along I-59 near Birmingham and bears the message, “Diversity means chasing down the last white person,” with the hashtag #whitegenocide along the bottom, according to Birmingham News.
The sign is similar to one posted last year in June near Leeds which read, “Anti-racist is code word for anti-white.” The president of the League of the South later claimed responsibility for posting the billboard; however, it’s not clear who sponsored the latest one.
The south has seen several controversial ads in recent years, with the most recent being a sign put up by the Ku Klux Klan in Arkansas that featured a young girl and a puppy with the message, “It’s not racist to [heart] your people.” Another message that emerged from the League of the South was pushing for Alabama to withdraw from the United States by simply saying, “SECEDE,” which was posted near several large cities in the state.
Not much is known about the billboard outside of Birmingham, other than it’s owned by Dyar Signs, who was unavailable for comment. It also appears to be connected to the White Genocide Project, a group of nationalists who believe that the white race is under attack through multiculturalism.
The sign’s message has caused a bit of controversy, with some defending it, while others are condemning it and the group who posted it as racist.
“You know our world is screwed up when dumb hate groups have begun internet marketing campaigns on par with a consumer products. #dumb hashtags for anything,” a user wrote.
Another said, “Disgusting Sign by Disgusting People.”
“White genocide justification anti-white filth maybe OK in college but out here in the real world we hold those who want a future without white children guilty of facilitating genocide,” said a user defending the billboard.
While there are undoubtedly groups who seemingly push an anti-white narrative, I would say that claiming genocide might be taking things a bit far. After all, genocide as we know it is the mass slaughter of a people based on certain identifying factors, and last I checked that’s not exactly happening in America. Messages like theirs seem more harmful than anything in trying to discuss equality for everyone.
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