Holding A Black Lives Matter Sign In “America’s Most Racist Town”

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Man held up a Black Lives Matter sign in ‘America’s Most Racist Town’ and shared how it went

Rob Bliss, a Michigan man said he wanted to have conversations with residents in the “most racist town in America” while holding up a Black Lives Matter sign.

He shared the video of the negative interactions on social media, garnering thousands of views in less than a day.

The video, which spans a little over two minutes, shows cuts of racist language and vitriolic comments made by people. 

The camera is showing Bliss’s point of view facing public roads as cars drive by or as people walk in front of the local Walmart while he holds the sign.

In the first 30 seconds, there’s a man driving by in a gold sedan, holding up a middle finger at Bliss.

Later, the same man drives by again and says “[in] about 10 minutes you better be f***ing gone.” A voice behind the camera replies, “okay, come back.”

Bliss said his motivation in choosing Harrison was to start conversations outside of “traditionally liberal areas” and that he regarded the city as “the most racist” due to its history as the KKK headquarters, along with a billboard of an advertisement for a White pride radio station still standing in the city. Continue Reading

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