Controversial 'white genocide' billboard pops up on freeway
A controversial billboard along an Alabama interstate has heads turning and tempers flaring this week.
The billboard reads "Diversity means chasing down the last white person" along with the hashtag #whitegenocide.
It sits along I-59 in Springville, about 30 miles northeast of Birmingham. The company that controls the billboard, Dyar Outdoors, has so far refused to release the name of the organization or person who paid for the ad but employees say their phones have been ringing off the hook with angry complaints.
The message, inflammatory according to some travelers, is only the second in the last year that has sparked controversy in the area. Last summer, a billboard with the phrase "anti-racist is a code word for anti-white" appeared nearby. That advertisement was eventually attributed to a group known as the League of the South, which is "a neo-Confederate group that advocates for a second Southern secession and a society dominated by 'European Americans,'" according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The owner of the billboard won't reveal if the League of the South is responsible for this second billboard, but says he hopes to refund the money so he can take it down.
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