Mayor Outraged by ‘White People Only’ Stickers Posted on Businesses

Faith Karimi, CNN, March 19, 2015

Someone is posting stickers that say “exclusively for white people” on businesses in the Texas capital of Austin. And the mayor is not amused.

“This is an appalling and offensive display of ignorance in our city,” Mayor Steve Adler said in a statement. “Our city is a place where respect for all people is a part of our spirit and soul. We will keep it that way.”

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In addition to the disparaging words, the stickers are using the city’s logo, giving the impression that they represent Austin.

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The stickers were placed between midnight Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday. It’s unclear how many businesses were affected, but those that were targeted took them off, officials said.

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“This type of cowardly and hateful act will not be tolerated in this city,” City Manager Marc Ott said.

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