Colorado library removes ‘disgusting’ racist t-shirt
A Colorado library has removed a racist tshirt that read “Kill all whites” after a public outcry.
The Lincoln Public Library in Plano removed the shirt Thursday after a local NAACP chapter called it “disgustingly racist.”
The shirt, which reads, “White power and the future of this nation,” had been posted on Facebook.
The NAACP chapter had been outraged by a post that had appeared earlier this week in which a white supremacist posted a photo of himself holding up a Confederate flag with the caption “I hate white people.
I hate white folks.
And I hate people who aren’t white.”
The post had been shared by someone calling himself “The Chosen One.”
“We are saddened by this despicable display and our hearts go out to those who have experienced or witnessed this racist act,” the library said in a statement Thursday.
The group had been circulating the photo to raise awareness of the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.
The group has since taken down the post, but is still circulating it.
The library has said the shirt is offensive and that it will remove it.
It did not specify why.
“Our goal here is to show the world that Colorado is a place where all of us are welcome and where people of all colors are welcome,” the statement said.
“We also hope to show people that we are not afraid to stand up to hate and racism and we stand together to fight against it.”