A billboard that appeared this week on the Bypass near Vine Street has drawn a lot of controversy and even a protest by some area activists.
The sign reads “Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White.” It appeared directly below a radio station’s billboard, but the station had its sign removed to avoid any association.
A representative of Equality Revolution, which was described as more of a movement and mindset than organization, told the Daily Times that students at North Arkansas College had volunteered to pass out fliers calling for a protest of the sign.
The representative asked that her identity not be used because she had gone up against racist groups in the past, which was followed by death threats to her and her family and threats to her residence.
The fliers, which began circulating this week, call for people to protest the sign at its location and at Harrison Sign Company, the owner of the structure.
Harrison Sign Company's phone was busy at the time of this report.
The flier states, “Stand together against racism and against the injustice and crimes that are being committed against humanity and this town.”
“Raise awareness of the cause and help support our mission succeed by showing your support for peacefully protesting the sign and the company that allowed the production of the sign.”