Inquisitr- A Michigan man who placed a sign reading “Make The Township White Again” at a busy intersection has stirred up the ire of his neighbors, and may have even violated local laws in the process, MLive is reporting.
The homeowner told a local news reporter on Monday that he put the sign up as a joke last week after having had several pro-Donald Trump signs stolen from around his property. The sign references the Trump campaign’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
Whether it was a joke or not, his neighbors in Flushing Township, Michigan (which is already 96 percent white) haven’t found it funny at all.
You know, in fairness, the town is 96% white. When you're that close to full racial uniformity then you might as well just try for the perfect score due to the sheer novelty of it. Plus, I have reason to believe this more of an innocent suggestion than blatant racism. After all, how could something be prejudice against minorities when it was put up with the expectation that no minorities would see it? This wasn't directed at them. How could it be? There's like 3 non-white people total in the entire town. There's no way he could have known that anyone of them would happen to drive down his particular street.
In all seriousness though, you can't really be too surprised by this. Even if "Make America White Again" isn't the underlying thought process behind "Make America Great Again", there are still an overwhelming amount of Trump supporters that think it is. Implying that America was better in some previous era is basically the same thing as saying that America was better when white people (men specifically) had more power, so maybe they aren't too far off base.
Don't get me wrong, if you pay absolutely zero attention to what the words actually mean then Trump's campaign slogan is absolutely rock solid. It's just that sommmme people like to read too far into things like non-sensical, potentially discriminatory rallying cries during election season. If you ask me they are the people that are really putting a damper on this whole Presidential race, not the guy spray painting pieces of lumber with lewd and lascivious messages...and having to squeeze an 'E' in after the fact because he was too dumb to realize he spelled "make" wrong in the moment. Unfortunately some vandals can't see that...