Police Remove Banners Warning of 'White Genocide'
Banners hung from overpass in Knoxville
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2013 3:48 PM CST
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(Newser) – Drivers on Interstate 640 in Knoxville were recently met with white supremacy messages when passing under the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge overpass, but police removed the banners bearing the messages yesterday, WATE reports. The two vinyl banners read, "'Diversity' is a code word for white genocide." Police aren't sure who put up the 12-foot-long, 30-inch-high banners, but say the owner can call the department to reclaim them, the Columbia Daily Herald reports.

The Raw Story notes that the messages are based on a phrase that is well-known in white supremacist circles, claiming that anti-racist people are actually anti-white and that races should be segregated in their ancestral homelands in order to avoid white genocide. Similar messages have been displayed on banners, signs, and flyers in Arkansas, Oregon, and Kentucky recently.

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Tomsylvania
Jan 8, 2014 11:48 AM CST
They do realize that North America is not the 'ancestral homeland' of whites right?
specialk
Jan 2, 2014 10:11 PM CST
Given that we are told by the likes of Jesse Jackson , Al Sharpton et al that "Affirmative Action" is the right thing to do, i.e., putting unqualified minorities ahead of qualified Whites in educational situations, when can we expect the same to be held true for the NFL, NBA and other sporting circles?
HieronymusEponymous
Jan 1, 2014 11:02 PM CST
...and replaced them with banners warning about inbreeding among Caucasians.