Duluth: "Pro-white" rally to protest anti-racism billboards
|A pro-white group plans to rally in protest of Duluth's controversial anti-racism billboards.|
Stormfront -- a "white nationalist" group devoted to promoting white pride throughout the world -- plans to rally in Duluth on March 3 to protest the billboards.
A poster on Stormfront's forum writes that the rally is "not organization specific but simply a collective effort of various pro-white individuals." It's scheduled for March 3 at 10 a.m. at Duluth City Hall.
On Facebook, Pierson suggests his group ignore Stormfront:
The unfair campaign and their openly racist message don't even deserve the attention they've been getting. I say we treat them the same way we treat these white supremacist clowns. Ignore them. All they want is attention.There is no indication that the Un-Fair Campaign is considering taking down the billboards in response to the firestorm. Sheryl Boman, a member of the Duluth Human Rights Commission, told the Duluth News Tribune that the commission and other campaign sponsors anticipated a backlash.
"We recognized there would be people who would be upset about the campaign," she said. "We knew it would be a hard but necessary conversation for the community to have."
-- "It's hard to see racism when you're white" billboards roil Duluth