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"Okay To Be White" Sign Is "Threatening."

"Signs that simply say "it's okay to be white" have been posted at high schools, college campuses, and neighborhoods across the country, and liberals are losing their minds.

 

Media reports on the signs have been endless; at least one school department has, incredibly, launched an "investigation" into the activity. As one college student put it, the piece of paper that says "it's okay to be white" feels "threatening."

 

The signs do, however, seem to have been a coordinated effort, originating after an incident at Boston College in October in which hysterical mass-outrage ensued over a sign that said "don't apologize for being white." Some 4chan users launched a campaign to post "it's okay to be white signs" to "trigger" liberals in the same manner the simple sign at BC had. There's now even a website called itsokaytobewhite.com where the sign can be printed."

 

http://www.dailywire.com/news/23146/liberals-media-lose-their-mind-over-signs-say-its-amanda-prestig...

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Black lives matter = Black lives "also" matter.   Because the default in our culture is that only white lives matter.  

 


And if one truly believed that all people are equal and we are all just human, then you must acknowledge that our culture is racist.  Otherwise, why the opportunity disparities for minorities? 

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@NerdyMom wrote:

Black lives matter = Black lives "also" matter.   Because the default in our culture is that only white lives matter.  

 


And if one truly believed that all people are equal and we are all just human, then you must acknowledge that our culture is racist.  Otherwise, why the opportunity disparities for minorities? 


A valid question. But continually emphasizing the "differences" based on skin color is not the answer. And, germane to this topic, calling someone who says "All lives matter" a racist is ridiculous.

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@rk9152 wrote:

@NerdyMom wrote:

Black lives matter = Black lives "also" matter.   Because the default in our culture is that only white lives matter.  

 


And if one truly believed that all people are equal and we are all just human, then you must acknowledge that our culture is racist.  Otherwise, why the opportunity disparities for minorities? 


A valid question. But continually emphasizing the "differences" based on skin color is not the answer. And, germane to this topic, calling someone who says "All lives matter" a racist is ridiculous.


Nope, it's not ridiculous at all and you know it.


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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@ChasKy53 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@NerdyMom wrote:

Black lives matter = Black lives "also" matter.   Because the default in our culture is that only white lives matter.  

 


And if one truly believed that all people are equal and we are all just human, then you must acknowledge that our culture is racist.  Otherwise, why the opportunity disparities for minorities? 


A valid question. But continually emphasizing the "differences" based on skin color is not the answer. And, germane to this topic, calling someone who says "All lives matter" a racist is ridiculous.


Nope, it's not ridiculous at all and you know it.


No, I don't know it. But it does appear that your peculiar version of racism makes the statement "All lives matter" to be "racist".

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@NerdyMom wrote:

Black lives matter = Black lives "also" matter.   Because the default in our culture is that only white lives matter.  

 


And if one truly believed that all people are equal and we are all just human, then you must acknowledge that our culture is racist.  Otherwise, why the opportunity disparities for minorities? 


Agree 100%. 

It is said because it needs to be said.

Those beating the banner about All Lives Matter is just playing an old racist game under a current tag.

 

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The 'Okay To Be White' signs aren't "threatening".  They are disgusting and are posted by white racists to stir up crap and more racism.

 

Was it OK for a hooded adult to go into a school and post those white supremacist signs?


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Black lives matter.

So it begins.
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@MIseker wrote:

Black lives matter.


I find it telling that all those complaining about this statement and reading so much negatively into it are now supporting "It's OK to be white" as if anyone has ever claimed that it wasn't.

 

Those who claimed that Trump implied 'more' when he told Japan to build cars in this country should be able to see the implied racism in the sign "It's OK to be white".

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@Snoopy48 wrote:

@MIseker wrote:

Black lives matter.


I find it telling that all those complaining about this statement and reading so much negatively into it are now supporting "It's OK to be white" as if anyone has ever claimed that it wasn't.

 

Those who claimed that Trump implied 'more' when he told Japan to build cars in this country should be able to see the implied racism in the sign "It's OK to be white".


And then there are those who see racism in "All live matter". It seems that some see racism wherever it fits their politics.

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i dont know as thats so much racist as hedging his bets to make himself look good. The japanese are and have een planning some big expansions in the US. Of course, Trump is setting himself up to take credit, and you can bet his buddies here will be cheering lol.
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White lives matter.

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@jfpinlvn wrote:

"Signs that simply say "it's okay to be white" have been posted at high schools, college campuses, and neighborhoods across the country, and liberals are losing their minds.

 

Media reports on the signs have been endless; at least one school department has, incredibly, launched an "investigation" into the activity. As one college student put it, the piece of paper that says "it's okay to be white" feels "threatening."

 

The signs do, however, seem to have been a coordinated effort, originating after an incident at Boston College in October in which hysterical mass-outrage ensued over a sign that said "don't apologize for being white." Some 4chan users launched a campaign to post "it's okay to be white signs" to "trigger" liberals in the same manner the simple sign at BC had. There's now even a website called itsokaytobewhite.com where the sign can be printed."

 

http://www.dailywire.com/news/23146/liberals-media-lose-their-mind-over-signs-say-its-amanda-prestig...


So it comes out this is whats behind putting up these signs.

From afishers link :

 

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/maryland/its-okay-to-be-white-signs-a-planned-attempt-to-create-raci...

 

jpf its your topic. is this ok? It plain ol is NOT.  Lots of dithering by the right in posts "between the links"  but it no one responded to afisher. so, is the topic just not well researched, or is it another alt right hit and run. 

 

Hey, ol Dad raised me to be a WHITE MAN. lots of things go under that heading,  and bash the fash was one. so im fine with me.

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Whenever the RW says something that doesn't need to be said, rest assured it's dogwhistle racism at work. Reminds me of a KKK-wannabe I knew years ago who was wont to observe:  "I'm not saying Black is bad. I'm just saying White is better." IMHO, that's a fair translation of the "O'Kay 2b White" signage.

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

Whenever the RW says something that doesn't need to be said, rest assured it's dogwhistle racism at work. Reminds me of a KKK-wannabe I knew years ago who was wont to observe:  "I'm not saying Black is bad. I'm just saying White is better." IMHO, that's a fair translation of the "O'Kay 2b White" signage.


It's not a dog whistle, scout and it's not your rewrite. it is simply - "It's O.K. to be white". Do you feel threatened by those words?

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@rk9152 wrote:

@Olderscout66 wrote:

Whenever the RW says something that doesn't need to be said, rest assured it's dogwhistle racism at work. Reminds me of a KKK-wannabe I knew years ago who was wont to observe:  "I'm not saying Black is bad. I'm just saying White is better." IMHO, that's a fair translation of the "O'Kay 2b White" signage.


It's not a dog whistle, scout and it's not your rewrite. it is simply - "It's O.K. to be white". Do you feel threatened by those words?


what is the point of asking white people how threatening those words are to whites? they arent meant to threaten ME. so, they DONT. what I KNOW is, the intent of putting up those signs.

 

One of my fave nieces is a POC. she told me one of her white friends that voted for Trump actually said to her..at least you wont get anymore "black" money from Obama. hey..its just a young republican stating in their non divisive way my nieces free ride is over. right? My niece has supported herself with no govt help since she got kicked out of foster care at 18.

 

So, since you gt YOUR question answered, and you now know the source of them..DO you think those signs are threatening to non whites?

 

So it begins.
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@MIseker wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@Olderscout66 wrote:

Whenever the RW says something that doesn't need to be said, rest assured it's dogwhistle racism at work. Reminds me of a KKK-wannabe I knew years ago who was wont to observe:  "I'm not saying Black is bad. I'm just saying White is better." IMHO, that's a fair translation of the "O'Kay 2b White" signage.


It's not a dog whistle, scout and it's not your rewrite. it is simply - "It's O.K. to be white". Do you feel threatened by those words?


what is the point of asking white people how threatening those words are to whites? they arent meant to threaten ME. so, they DONT. what I KNOW is, the intent of putting up those signs.

 

One of my fave nieces is a POC. she told me one of her white friends that voted for Trump actually said to her..at least you wont get anymore "black" money from Obama. hey..its just a young republican stating in their non divisive way my nieces free ride is over. right? My niece has supported herself with no govt help since she got kicked out of foster care at 18.

 

So, since you gt YOUR question answered, and you now know the source of them..DO you think those signs are threatening to non whites?

 


I was born & grew up in Texas, lived in Indiana for decades, lived for year in Paris, France. My Gr-Grandmother was born in Mississippi in 1860's, her family was from old-days in Mississippi, Georgia and migrated to TX late 1800's.  Anyone white in America knows exactly what those words "It's okay to be white" are about. 

I listened to people interviewed in various parts of USA who were voting 45 because he promised to bring back their old dead town, their old dried up mom-and-pop 'electronics store' that sold old outdated technology junk, their wife's beauty salon, to get them back above the water in their previously over-valued & mortgaged homes - to bail them all out, and take them back to 1950's or some other imaginary time of The Good Life.  He promised them something that sounds like more than welfare [government subsidies for basic living expenses] AND MORE!  No need for them to wake up, take some classes, learn some new skills, take a job at Walmart in the next town over, let go the home with lost equity, face the facts. 

Apparently it's all okay when you are white.

 

All this along with his Stephen Miller-written tales of the lives of non-White Americans. 

 

And, the damning of non-White people and how they expect the government to cover their basic living expenses, which in the case of non-White people is evidence of some race-based failures of intelligence, drive, health, etc. 

 

Life is difficult enough for most people. I suggest we support one another, learn from one another, and most of all -> stop projecting our own faults & failures onto others in order to deny their existence in our very own hearts & souls. 

 

It's okay to be whatever color you are. Whatever sex you are, whatever race you are.

My father & his family were immigrants here from Germany. They worked hard to fit in and to learn, become productive parts of society. My mother's side had been here in various parts of the country [PA to KY to TX,  GA & MS to TX] for a few hundred years. They worked hard, lived life, and kept on.

And, to be honest, my gr-grandmother learned a lot about white vs black over her long life time. I think she could be understood in the context of her time, and yet she learned. She died in the early 1970's in her late 90's.  

I question the intentions of contemporaries living today exhibiting & pressing less understanding than those of the 1800's who'd had little contact with people of races other than their own. 

Let's look ahead to better times together.

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@MIseker wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@Olderscout66 wrote:

Whenever the RW says something that doesn't need to be said, rest assured it's dogwhistle racism at work. Reminds me of a KKK-wannabe I knew years ago who was wont to observe:  "I'm not saying Black is bad. I'm just saying White is better." IMHO, that's a fair translation of the "O'Kay 2b White" signage.


It's not a dog whistle, scout and it's not your rewrite. it is simply - "It's O.K. to be white". Do you feel threatened by those words?


what is the point of asking white people how threatening those words are to whites? they arent meant to threaten ME. so, they DONT. what I KNOW is, the intent of putting up those signs.

I'm not asking "white people" - I am asking people. I have no idea nor do I care about the race of my fellow posters

 

One of my fave nieces is a POC. she told me one of her white friends that voted for Trump actually said to her..at least you wont get anymore "black" money from Obama. hey..its just a young republican stating in their non divisive way my nieces free ride is over. right? My niece has supported herself with no govt help since she got kicked out of foster care at 18.

I have no idea if that was real or made up. in any case it was an ignorant statement and in no way related to "It's O.K. to be white".

 

So, since you gt YOUR question answered, and you now know the source of them..DO you think those signs are threatening to non whites?

I don't recall seeing your specific answer, only dodging around. I have no idea what you mean about sources. And I see no reason why it should be threatening to non-whites. What is the threat you see?

 

This is like the silliness of "All lives matter" being called racist.

 


 

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@rk9152 wrote:

@MIseker wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@Olderscout66 wrote:

Whenever the RW says something that doesn't need to be said, rest assured it's dogwhistle racism at work. Reminds me of a KKK-wannabe I knew years ago who was wont to observe:  "I'm not saying Black is bad. I'm just saying White is better." IMHO, that's a fair translation of the "O'Kay 2b White" signage.


It's not a dog whistle, scout and it's not your rewrite. it is simply - "It's O.K. to be white". Do you feel threatened by those words?


what is the point of asking white people how threatening those words are to whites? they arent meant to threaten ME. so, they DONT. what I KNOW is, the intent of putting up those signs.

I'm not asking "white people" - I am asking people. I have no idea nor do I care about the race of my fellow posters

 

One of my fave nieces is a POC. she told me one of her white friends that voted for Trump actually said to her..at least you wont get anymore "black" money from Obama. hey..its just a young republican stating in their non divisive way my nieces free ride is over. right? My niece has supported herself with no govt help since she got kicked out of foster care at 18.

I have no idea if that was real or made up. in any case it was an ignorant statement and in no way related to "It's O.K. to be white".

 

So, since you gt YOUR question answered, and you now know the source of them..DO you think those signs are threatening to non whites?

I don't recall seeing your specific answer, only dodging around. I have no idea what you mean about sources. And I see no reason why it should be threatening to non-whites. What is the threat you see?

 

This is like the silliness of "All lives matter" being called racist.

 


 


It is okay to be whatever color your are. And it is okay for others to be the colors they are. It is NOT okay to focus on the color of the skin of another to the exclusion of the focusing on the individual.

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@patriciah559514 wrote:


 

It is okay to be whatever color your are. And it is okay for others to be the colors they are. It is NOT okay to focus on the color of the skin of another to the exclusion of the focusing on the individual.


Agreed. That is my point about All Lives Matter - it is inclusive while Black Live Matter is exclusive.

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@rk9152 wrote:

@patriciah559514 wrote:


 

It is okay to be whatever color your are. And it is okay for others to be the colors they are. It is NOT okay to focus on the color of the skin of another to the exclusion of the focusing on the individual.


Agreed. That is my point about All Lives Matter - it is inclusive while Black Live Matter is exclusive.


Anyone in America who feels the need to grind on this point clearly needs to take a few moments for introspection, & seriously - with intention to get to the root of their personal issue - ask themselves what is the issue within themselves. In this way, this person feeling this as an important issue has the possibility to come to some very important self-understanding. 

I see now that there is a sense of inferiority / insecurity on the part of some white males in America and elsewhere that does not appear to be based on any statistical fact over time. 

As caucasian men have formally been in control of power & resources in this country for most of the history of the nation, I find this curious.

Yes, there are women & non-caucasians in the workforce. Yes, there is more $$$ in the hands of baby boomer WOMEN now than ever before. Yes, things have changed. 
Why not see this as more opportunity for more of us?

Opportunity is not limited, finite.

We can ALL use our creativity, skills, and step up together. 

 

 

 

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@patriciah559514 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@patriciah559514 wrote:


 

It is okay to be whatever color your are. And it is okay for others to be the colors they are. It is NOT okay to focus on the color of the skin of another to the exclusion of the focusing on the individual.


Agreed. That is my point about All Lives Matter - it is inclusive while Black Live Matter is exclusive.


Anyone in America who feels the need to grind on this point clearly needs to take a few moments for introspection, & seriously - with intention to get to the root of their personal issue - ask themselves what is the issue within themselves. In this way, this person feeling this as an important issue has the possibility to come to some very important self-understanding. 

I see now that there is a sense of inferiority / insecurity on the part of some white males in America and elsewhere that does not appear to be based on any statistical fact over time. 

As caucasian men have formally been in control of power & resources in this country for most of the history of the nation, I find this curious.

Yes, there are women & non-caucasians in the workforce. Yes, there is more $$$ in the hands of baby boomer WOMEN now than ever before. Yes, things have changed. 
Why not see this as more opportunity for more of us?

Opportunity is not limited, finite.

We can ALL use our creativity, skills, and step up together. 

 

 

 


Strange - feeling that people are people is projected as "inferiority complex".

 

The left is truly strange.

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@rk9152 wrote:

@patriciah559514 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@patriciah559514 wrote:


 

It is okay to be whatever color your are. And it is okay for others to be the colors they are. It is NOT okay to focus on the color of the skin of another to the exclusion of the focusing on the individual.


Agreed. That is my point about All Lives Matter - it is inclusive while Black Live Matter is exclusive.


Anyone in America who feels the need to grind on this point clearly needs to take a few moments for introspection, & seriously - with intention to get to the root of their personal issue - ask themselves what is the issue within themselves. In this way, this person feeling this as an important issue has the possibility to come to some very important self-understanding. 

I see now that there is a sense of inferiority / insecurity on the part of some white males in America and elsewhere that does not appear to be based on any statistical fact over time. 

As caucasian men have formally been in control of power & resources in this country for most of the history of the nation, I find this curious.

Yes, there are women & non-caucasians in the workforce. Yes, there is more $$$ in the hands of baby boomer WOMEN now than ever before. Yes, things have changed. 
Why not see this as more opportunity for more of us?

Opportunity is not limited, finite.

We can ALL use our creativity, skills, and step up together. 

 

 

 


Strange - feeling that people are people is projected as "inferiority complex".

 

The left is truly strange.


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@patriciah559514 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@patriciah559514 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@patriciah559514 wrote:


 

It is okay to be whatever color your are. And it is okay for others to be the colors they are. It is NOT okay to focus on the color of the skin of another to the exclusion of the focusing on the individual.


Agreed. That is my point about All Lives Matter - it is inclusive while Black Live Matter is exclusive.


Anyone in America who feels the need to grind on this point clearly needs to take a few moments for introspection, & seriously - with intention to get to the root of their personal issue - ask themselves what is the issue within themselves. In this way, this person feeling this as an important issue has the possibility to come to some very important self-understanding. 

I see now that there is a sense of inferiority / insecurity on the part of some white males in America and elsewhere that does not appear to be based on any statistical fact over time. 

As caucasian men have formally been in control of power & resources in this country for most of the history of the nation, I find this curious.

Yes, there are women & non-caucasians in the workforce. Yes, there is more $$$ in the hands of baby boomer WOMEN now than ever before. Yes, things have changed. 
Why not see this as more opportunity for more of us?

Opportunity is not limited, finite.

We can ALL use our creativity, skills, and step up together. 

 

 

 


Strange - feeling that people are people is projected as "inferiority complex".

 

The left is truly strange.


disinterest


Or no rational response.

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The obvious intent of Black Lives Matter isto call attention to the murderous brutality inflicted by Police on the Black community.

 

The obvious intent of "All Lives Matter" is to deminish the reality of Police Brutality being inflected almost exclusively on the Black community, thereby denying the seriousness of the situation and removing the urgency for change. In short, it's another Republican scheme to keep Blacks in their place by working to ensure Police can continue to brutalize them by masking the brutality BLM works to expose.

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

The obvious intent of Black Lives Matter isto call attention to the murderous brutality inflicted by Police on the Black community.

 

The obvious intent of "All Lives Matter" is to deminish the reality of Police Brutality being inflected almost exclusively on the Black community, thereby denying the seriousness of the situation and removing the urgency for change. In short, it's another Republican scheme to keep Blacks in their place by working to ensure Police can continue to brutalize them by masking the brutality BLM works to expose.


scout - do you believe that all lives matter?

 

As to your offensive claim about Republicans wanting to keep blacks "in their place" - is that the issue when the police in Detroit, Chicago, etc. shoot a black person?

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@rk9152 wrote:

@Olderscout66 wrote:

The obvious intent of Black Lives Matter isto call attention to the murderous brutality inflicted by Police on the Black community.

 

The obvious intent of "All Lives Matter" is to deminish the reality of Police Brutality being inflected almost exclusively on the Black community, thereby denying the seriousness of the situation and removing the urgency for change. In short, it's another Republican scheme to keep Blacks in their place by working to ensure Police can continue to brutalize them by masking the brutality BLM works to expose.


scout - do you believe that all lives matter?

 

As to your offensive claim about Republicans wanting to keep blacks "in their place" - is that the issue when the police in Detroit, Chicago, etc. shoot a black person?


All lives matter. 

Black lives are taken by violent actions of police in a much higher rate than white lives. Please simply google and look for yourself. This is a statistical fact over time.

[Why taunt other posters?

Why label comments by others as 'offensive claims'?]

The current GOP has almost created a caricature of itself with the Breitbart, White Supremacy, NAZI commentary of Bannon, Trump, Stephen Miller and others. We all understand this is not the only voice of the GOP.

Black Lives Matter is a movement designed to bring focus and attention to actual social justice issues. When you google to learn about the crime stats, take the time to check the stats since Jan 21, 2017.

And, if you truly believe the comments you make, take time to get to know some black people. 

Branch out. 

History will not reflect well on this moment in time.

White people - especially white men - have had exponentially more opportunities for happy safe productive lives than others in America. That's a fact. 

Jump into 2017!  The water's nice. 

 

 

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@rk9152 wrote:

@Olderscout66 wrote:

The obvious intent of Black Lives Matter isto call attention to the murderous brutality inflicted by Police on the Black community.

 

The obvious intent of "All Lives Matter" is to deminish the reality of Police Brutality being inflected almost exclusively on the Black community, thereby denying the seriousness of the situation and removing the urgency for change. In short, it's another Republican scheme to keep Blacks in their place by working to ensure Police can continue to brutalize them by masking the brutality BLM works to expose.


scout - do you believe that all lives matter?

 

As to your offensive claim about Republicans wanting to keep blacks "in their place" - is that the issue when the police in Detroit, Chicago, etc. shoot a black person?


 

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@rk9152 wrote:

@patriciah559514 wrote:


 

It is okay to be whatever color your are. And it is okay for others to be the colors they are. It is NOT okay to focus on the color of the skin of another to the exclusion of the focusing on the individual.


Agreed. That is my point about All Lives Matter - it is inclusive while Black Live Matter is exclusive.


Does that mean that since "Blue Lives" are such a small minority, that "Blue Lives Matter" is exclusive and invalid?

 

 

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   Somehow trolls / bots information are even spread on this website, or perhaps the author just posted a link hoping that people won't do what they did not do and read the entire article.      here is a link to the entire story, that is on the twitter picture: : http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/maryland/its-okay-to-be-white-signs-a-planned-attempt-to-create-raci...

 

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