Our intrepid NewsCut reader/correspondent Ben Chorn tried to get down to East Fourth Street in Duluth quickly enough to get a picture of the defaced Un-Fair anti-racism campaign billboard. Someone had spraypainted ” No Naggers” over the billboard, and painted a confederate flag.
But by the time Ben got there, the billboard company was leaving and had already replaced the intended message.
The original message of the anti-racism billboard was, “Ignore it and it won’t go away.”
There’s irony here… somewhere.
The Duluth News Tribune has a picture of the defaced billboard.
On its Facebook page, a group opposed to the Un-Fair campaign condemned the vandalism, while saying it thinks it’s part of the Un-Fair campaign.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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