A “white genocide” billboard recently appeared in Alabama and of course, it’s sparked a big debate on social media networks.
According to AL.com, the billboard located along I-59 near Birmingham reads, “Diversity means chasing down the last white person,” with the hashtag #WhiteGenocide” boldly written in red across the bottom. The message is reportedly a mantra commonly used by the White GeNOcide Project a white supremacist group that supports separatism. Although notable lawyer Raphael Lempkin is known for stating that genocide does not denote the demolition of a nation, white supremacists beg to differ. Many white supremacists feel the race is “under attack” as a result of the rise in multiculturalism.
Here’s Lempkin’s definition:
“Genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation”… “It is intended to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves.The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.”
The controversial billboard has definitely received mixed opinions. Many have taken to Twitter under the hashtag #WhiteGenocide to share their opinion of the billboard and the genocidal belief. Of course, there are some who support the controversial message the billboard bears. One Twitter user even posted an image explaining how white genocide is allegedly taking place. But, there are others who have slammed the message and insist the group responsible for the billboard is racist. Although the many who believe in the concept of “white genocide” insist the perspective has nothing to do with racism, others have also argued that “white genocide” would not even exist if it were not for white supremacy.
— Love Your Race (@love_your_race) January 10, 2015
Want evidence of white supremacy? A hashtag that claims there's a #whitegenocide when there isn't one.
— Ret Giles (@AyoRetOfficial) January 12, 2015
— LinuxLewis (@LinuxL3wis) January 12, 2015
@love_your_race I love the HUMAN race. Not too concerned over skin hues. We all have it: mine is pink: yours somewhere along the continuum!
— Jim KABLE (@ShoinJim) January 10, 2015
— Carl Nyberg (@CarlNyberg312) January 12, 2015
Another sign that sparked a similar controversy read, “Its NOT Racist to Love Your People.” As previously reported by Inquisitr, the controversial sign was sponsored by Knights Club of the Ku Klux Klan, which promotes “family friendly” programs on White Pride Radio. Although no further details have been released about the sign, another source reported that the sign is also linked to the White GeNOcide Project.
Many viewers interpreted the message from a different perspective, with the idea of loving “your people” instead of “all people” and still insist the message is a form of underlying racism. But, of course, there are others who disagree and see nothing wrong with the overall concept of loving “your people.”
“The billboard itself isn’t racist but the message behind those who sponsors it is. If it had been the same billboard and had indian/black/hispanicprideradio.com then no one would have paid any attention to it and it wouldn’t have even made the news.”
“No..God tells us to love ALL people…your ignorance astounds me…we are embarrassed for you….and KKK….love your whiteness more than Gods other colors? Then the Bible rings true…better to keep your mouth shut and thought a fool…than open it and remove all doubt…you shame yourselves and this whole town…but thats ok,,,white pride all you like The Lord is in charge….and you and I both answer to Him..”
“It seems it is alright to say “I am black and I am proud” but it is not alright to say ” I am white and I am proud”. Interesting.”
“Instead of white race or black race lets try human race.”
Do you believe the white race is “under attack” because of multiculturalism? What do you think about the “white genocide” billboard? Share your thoughts.
[Image via Twitter]