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Ozarks town decries new 'anti-white' billboard

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HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - Leaders in Harrison are decrying a new billboard in town that reads, "Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White."

The billboard went up Tuesday near the U.S. 62/65 bypass. Officials say a local radio station, which had a billboard right above the "code word" sign, asked that its own sign be removed in response.

The owner of the sign company wouldn't say who leased the 12-by-24-foot billboard, only that it was a young man who's paying $200 a month for a year for the sign.

Harrison Area Chamber of Commerce President Patty Methvin says the community is dismayed by the sign - and that residents overwhelmingly disapprove of the sign's message. She says Harrison's Community Task Force on Race Relations is considering a "Love Thy Neighbor" campaign in response.

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