Fliers Some Deem Racist Show Up In North Fort Worth Neighborhood

Andrew Greenstein
November 02, 2018 - 5:25 pm
Fort Worth

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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - Fliers that some people are calling racist have popped up in a neighborhood in north Fort Worth.

Sheets of paper with the words "It's okay to be white" were taped to lamp posts along Waverly Ln. near the Alliance Town Center.

Councilman Cary Moon, whose district includes the neighborhood, says it's totally unacceptable.

"We welcome folks of all races, ethnicities (and) religions," says Moon. "We’re neighbors with one another and welcome one another, and this is just not indicative of the Fort Worth spirit.

Residents quickly took them down, but Moon says that was actually counterproductive.

"If you can leave it up, leave it up," says Moon. "It does help them with the evidence and track down the violator. But in the end, we know that's kind of hard for folks to do."

It comes on the heels of similar incidents in the city, including the hanging of a banner on a bridge over I-35W and the placement of stickers in the downtown area, all with anti-immigration messages.

Just as in those incidents, while the message itself constitutes free speech, the fliers' placement on public or private property is a violation of city ordinance and subject to a fine of up to $500.