Duluth: Racial justice, pro-white rallies scheduled concurrently this Saturday morning

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Hard to see racism when you're white? Not when hundreds of white supremacists are marching down your streets.
This Saturday should be an interesting one up in Duluth.

Backers of the Un-Fair Campaign's controversial "It's hard to see racism when you're white" billboards have scheduled a pro-racial-justice counter-rally set to happen concurrently with a white nationalist group's pro-white rally.

The racial justice group is meeting at 10 a.m. at the Aerial Lift Bridge --  at the same time, the white nationalists will be gathering nearby at Duluth City Hall.

The controversial billboards tell passersby that "It's hard to see racism when you're white," but some white folks locally and nationally object to being singled out and argue the campaign contradicts itself by using racism to combat racism.

Saturday's pro-white rally is being organized by the Supreme White Alliance, whose members share "a common belief that our race and our heritage are in danger of disappearing from existence due to the lies that come from multiculturalism."
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SWA: Un-Fair Campaign suggests whites are "automatically racist because they are white."

A statement on the SWA's homepage says the Un-Fair Campaign "has plastered advertisments [sic] all over these towns basically telling white people that they are automatically racist because they are white. The rally will be held on March 3rd to protest this outrageous claim."

Supporters of the Un-Fair Campaign and its billboards first planned to ignore the SWA rally, but have now decided to make their presence felt this Saturday morning.

Duluth activist Joel Kilgour told the Duluth News Tribune that he and other counter-rally organizers look at it "as an opportunity for people to recommit, as a community, to work on racial justice and grow together as a stronger community." He said that 50 Duluth-based organizations and nearly 200 community members have signed an open letter calling on Duluth residents to take action Saturday to counter racism and promote community.

Saturday's festivities probably won't be quite on par with the Selma to Montgomery marches, nonetheless it's surprising that Duluth and its 90 percent white population has emerged as Minnesota's hotbed of racial controversy. Hard to see racism when you're white? Not when hundreds of white supremacists are rallying in your city.

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Hasus
Hasus

let me get this straight every racce in the world can get together and have a rally for thier rights except white people ? this isnt what mlk had invisioned. he would want all races to be able to stand up as a people for equal rights , what all this tells me is that they are by far more racists in the other race than there are in whites. based what everyone is saying here is if your white and you wanna stand up for your rights than your a racist and you think your better than everyone and yall wonder why the races have problems getting togehter as one

Raiderman
Raiderman

You're right on.  Its been a long time coming,and the reversed discrimination attitudes have to be recognized everyone. Whites have just as much right to rally as the black panthers do, and naacp.  The country,media and even liberal whites have never stood up for the whites, just do an online check into the media coverup of black on white crime,and the racists blacks that commit these crimes. In most cases they are downplayed,or shoved under a rug, do some research all of you anti white people out there..

Jaime
Jaime

"Hundreds of white supremacists"?  When white supremacists blustered about showing up in Minneapolis a couple years ago, they brought all of 4 people.  I suspect it will be a similar number in Duluth.

That said, white supremacy is not just neo-Nazis - it's A SYSTEM.  The unemployment gap (biggest in the nation in MN), segregation, health disparities - white supremacy is alive and well and the Un-Fair campaign is doing much needed work fighting for racial equity.

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood

It's hard not to be a thug, when you listen to hip hop music and think the world owes you an apology.

Albatross
Albatross

And the winners of this year's "We're so clueless we don't even realize we're demonstrating our opponent's point" award goes to... the "pro-white rallies"!

Honestly, Duluthians - you're the home to Minnesota's most famous lynching. D'ya think you could cop a just LITTLE humility and self-awareness?

Hasus
Hasus

fucked up thing is if they were black no one wouldve said shit now are you understand the un- fair part . i mean everything people say on here is why they would have a campaign in the first place . theres a BET but if they were to ever have WET it would be called racist and banned

Albatross
Albatross

 "White privilege" is not understanding that pretty much everything on TV is what you refer to as 'WET.' And bigotry is resenting nonwhites because you don't understand your privilege.

Richard Garyson
Richard Garyson

Television these days is very mixed, more often than not showing diverse casts (at least this is the case on the reality shows I watch). B.E.T. is notorious for sucking (ever see it ridiculed in the Boondocks cartoon?).  Ever watch basketball, football or baseball? Then you may have noticed how diverse the teams are.

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood

 Sorry but the billboard is totally bullsh*t.  What if it said, if you think you are racially profiled, try not dressing like a thug.  You think that would kick up a storm?

Personally, I am offended by the billboard since racism isn't a solely a black issue. 

HotLunch
HotLunch

It would be nice, wouldn't it?

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Ha, well this just demonstrates the stupidity of this group.  THE ACT OF RECOGNIZING SOMEONE AS "WHITE" IS "RACIST" YOU DUMBASSES.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.  - M.L.K.

Racists everywhere...

HotLunch
HotLunch

Sounds like you have some serious insecurities.

pizza
pizza

well then you should start be heeding your own advice.

Michael Wong
Michael Wong

A better counter-protest against the white supremacists would be to gather all the interracial couples in the city and have them all participate in a giant make-out session, with signs saying "make love, not racial purity".

Then again, would there be a lot of interracial couples in Duluth MN?

HotLunch
HotLunch

Hah, I'm in! Have a good one!

pizza
pizza

Dear "anti-Un-Fair Campaign" apologists: You don't attract these idiots by accident. This is your doing.

HotLunch
HotLunch

Agreed, pizza.

HotLunch
HotLunch

I know it all boils down to the genitals, Michelle, buy I can't help that you were born with a penis on the inside.

HotLunch
HotLunch

The problem with robots is they don't go after the root, only symptoms...

Sally Jo Sorensen
Sally Jo Sorensen

 Why is it that folks who carry on about other people being "robots" always seem to be on autopilot themselves?  Care to inform us about what you think the root is, or are you merely content to chide others for not doing that?

HotLunch
HotLunch

lol @ the SNL reference below! haha, thanks for the laugh

HotLunch
HotLunch

Sorry I was a little off base there. You are correct. Judge lest ye be judged. Have a good one.

Robotgenitals
Robotgenitals

but when the robots grab you with their metal claws you cant break free. because robots are strong. and they're made of metal.

HotLunch
HotLunch

City of Duluth created an issue out of a non-issue. They knew they would receive backlash. The question is, what is the city selling?

HotLunch
HotLunch

Wait, scratch that. I wasn't all the way awake this morning, sorry

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