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"Anti-white" billboard on I-20 stirs up controversy

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BIRMINGHAM, AL - A billboard posted off I-20 in Birmingham is stirring up controversy. The billboard reads: “Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.”

The billboard is located near exit 140 in Leeds, however the specific location is in the city limits of Birmingham. Today, Leeds Mayor David Miller spoke out about the billboard. He says even though it’s not in the Leeds city limits, he’s worried people driving through will get the wrong impression.

“The effects the same, you know. It tends to tarnish the image of a city which is a shame because this city has such a good history of racial harmony," Miller said.

The message is printed in large bold letters. For people passing by, it’s hard to ignore. But some say they don’t understand what it means.

"If you're anti-racist you don't hate any group, whether it be White, Black, Asian, whomever. It doesn't make any sense," said Wendy Spratley of Vestavia Hills.

"Does that mean racist is white?" asked Tiffany Dukes.

The person behind this billboard is still a mystery, but the words are well known. It’s a mantra promoted by the website, http://whiterabbitradio.net/. On the website you’ll find a pobast and animation dedicated to what they call a “pro-white” message. Tim Murdock operates the website. He says the message is simple.

“These anti-racist organizations never target non-whites as racist. They only seem to be targeting white people, white children and a lot of the burden falls on them,” Murdock explained. “So, basically we're giving them something to say when they're called a racist."

Though the message is controversial, Mayor Miller says there’s not much that can be done about it. "There's nothing we can do about that sign. Even redneck morons have their first amendment rights,” Mayor Miller said.

But there are still some who wish the billboard would be taken down.

"It needs to come down. It stands for something that we no longer have in Alabama. So,as soon as possible. I know everybody that sees it is upset because it represents our state and it makes us look bad," Tiffany Dukes said.

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