When it comes to racist business signs, there are the sort that are deliberate and the sort that are accidental. It’s not hard to accidentally change Rich Whitney to Rich Whitey, and freshly ground black people is a typo, not a real ingredient in a meal. Still, some Austin, Texas businesses opened for business with some nasty new editions. Last night, someone put “Exclusively For White People” stickers on Austin, Texas businesses. Needless to say, the liberal city is up in arms, and no one’s angrier than the mayor.
“This is an appalling and offensive display of ignorance in our city,” said Austin mayor Steve Adler in a statement. “Our city is a place where respect for all people is a part of our spirit and soul. We will keep it that way.” He added, “The stickers were neither produced nor knowingly displayed by the businesses and were removed by their employees when discovered this morning.”
It’s unclear how many businesses were defaced with the stickers, because the businesses were understandably proactive about scraping the stickers off before anyone saw them. Still, the damage is done, and police are undoubtedly looking into the unusual crime.
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