RNC Officials ‘Scrambling to Replace’ Signs That Point to ‘White Elevators’
Does this sign remind you of anything?
Guys. Come on. pic.twitter.com/vo52cvIAiZ
— Allison Kilkenny (@allisonkilkenny) July 18, 2016
Maybe from, say, a history textbook or something?
Does it look like, oh, we don’t know… a Jim Crow-era “whites only” sign one might have seen at a movie theater or water fountain?
The organizers of the Republican National Convention think so, which is why the Daily News has reported that they are “scrambling to replace” the signs in question. It appears that there are other elevator banks labeled “blue” and “red,” so obviously the theme here was supposed to be one of patriotism, not white nationalism, and yet…
@allisonkilkenny There were apparently also Blue and Red Elevators, but really, even in context this was still a bad idea optics wise.
— Social Justice Skald (@arkle) July 18, 2016
Sure, the RNC had less time than usual to decorate the Quicken Loans Arena since the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship, but you’d think at least one person on the team would have said, “Whoa, guys, maybe this isn’t such a great idea.”
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