Anti-Obama sign in George uses N-word

By David Edwards
Friday, October 9, 2009 15:52 EDT
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A Georgia restaurant owner says his anti-Obama sign is about health care but many residents are calling it racism. The sign reads, Obama’s plan for health-care: N****r rig it.”

CBS Atlanta’s Michelle Marsh noted the Klu Klux Klan costume as she entered Patrick Lanzo’s restaurant but he says he’s not a racist.

“I’ve been putting up signs for 22 years and I’ve put up all kinds of political signs,” Lanzo told her.

When asked why he chose to use the N-word, Lanzo replied, “Well, I’ve used it most of my life. There are different ways to put your opinion up, but that’s just the words I choose.”

CBS Atlanta has more details here.

This video is from CBS Atlanta, broadcast Oct. 9, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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