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V.U.J.C Social Problems Class: Students Fight Racism in a Small Town

I got this message from my friend Brooke. Her and some classmates started this petition in protest to that fellow in Huntingburgh who briefly put up a rather racially inconsiderate sign on inauguration day. I believe his sign said “Happy I*iggeration Day” and apparently he put it up on the highway for a bit. Here’s Brooke’s message…

“On inauguration day, a small Indiana town was shocked by a publicly displayed racial slur. Think about it. It is not rare to hear racially offensive remarks in conversation, especially in jokes where the speaker intends to be “funny.” What is the message that we send if we respond with silence? We believe that to not respond to the offensive statement is to accept it. Our college class is responding in a way that clearly says we do not support the offensive display, and we want to promote a positive message. Each person has worth and deserves dignity. We have created a banner with the message, “’We the people’ support diversity.” It is being publicly displayed in this small Indiana town. We ask that you sign our petition, indicating that you support our message. We hope that our sign is seen as a positive, constructive response to a message that was upsetting to our community. If you agree, please sign AND share our petition.”

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