A racist billboard on the way into Boise, Idaho, featuring a burning police car claims “Black & brown folks built this country (and we’re doing it again).”
In reality, people of all skin tones helped build America.
How burning police cars helps “build this country” was not immediately clear.
The controversial billboard then urges passersby to “join us or get out of the way.”
The company hosting the billboard, Lamar, recently censored a billboard by the John Birch Society advocating the idea that “Freedom Is The Cure.”
However, the company apparently does not have a problem hosting billboard ads promoting drugs, sex, racism, violence against police, and other controversial products and ideas.
“This message is for folks within impacted communities to know that people recognize them and see them and their power,” so-called “activist/organizer” Tanisha Jae Newton told local media about the message she put up with others. “These communities need hope and empowerment.”
Newton said the goal was to get the message out “by any means necessary,” a reference to Malcolm X, the radical revolutionary who viciously condemned interracial marriage, white liberals, and much else.
An article about the billboard in Boise Weekly was bombarded with a deluge of negative comments blasting the “racist,” “hateful,” “divisive,” and “dishonest” message.
This sort of racist hatred is being funded by taxpayers, too, as the flyer seen below from the Smithsonian on “Whiteness” and “White culture” shows.
UPDATE: Lamar apologized for putting up the billboard and claimed it was a mistake due to an employee oversight. Here is their half-hearted apology from social media: