An attorney in Austin, Texas appears to claim responsibility for targeting local businesses with stickers saying there were “exclusively for white people,” KXAN-TV reported.
“Why I did it is pretty obvious,” a shirtless Adam Reposa says in a video posted online. “Because it would be obvious that even though people know the real problem — and the real problem is that people without money are getting f*cked. They’re getting pushed out, and pretty quick. This area of town is turning into whites only.”
The stickers were first spotted on five businesses on the city’s east side, bearing the message, “Maximum of 5 colored customers, colored [back of house] staff accepted” and a copy of the city’s logo.
They were quickly condemned by both local officials and state Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D), who called the stickers a “tasteless” joke. In the video, Reposa suggests that he intended to provoke this type of response.
“I knew I could just bait all of y’all into being as stupid as you are,” he says. “Just allowing the issue to be framed in the most simple way — ‘Oh, he said an offensive term. Let’s not worry about the actual condition of the way things are, let’s worry about an offensive term.'”
The Austin Chronicle reported that Reposa released a separate video, shot inside a home, in which he specifically criticizes Dukes for her response to what he called a “trenchant analysis” of gentrification and segregation in the city.
“She not only falls for the bait and thinks that these businesses are the ones putting it up, she goes on to call it racism,” he says. “To her, the worst thing is to make a joke and use the word ‘colored,’ not the reality that all the black people and Mexican people are getting kicked out of East Austin.”
He goes on to claim that he can use technology to help Dukes “not look so stupid.”
“You’re a sucker. You bit it. Why? Because you give a f*ck,” he argues. “Because of your feelings. Because you have such an emotional attachment to these things that you utterly lose your perspective.”
Local authorities are reportedly looking into the videos, but it is unclear whether Reposa will be charged for his purported actions.
Reposa’s video confession, as posted online, can be seen below.
His video attacking Dukes can be seen here.
‘There are some women who’d beg to differ’: Watch CNN anchor’s epic response to sexism in politics
On Saturday, CNN anchor S.E. Cupp gave a passionate lecture about the sexism female politicians face during political campaigns.
The host read a quote from a "top" advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I don't know of anybody who has taken as sustained and vitriolic a negative pounding as Biden ...really the most vicious press I think anyone's experienced,” the Biden advisor told Politico.
"Come again? What's that now?" Cupp asked in disbelief.
"I think there are some women who beg to differ," she noted.
WATCH: Protesters shut down 5th Ave near Trump Tower to protest Microsoft working with ICE
Protesters in New York City shut down 5th Avenue on Saturday to protest Microsoft working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The tech giant contracts with ICE to provide the technology used to enact President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
The thoroughfare was blocked only blocks from Trump Tower.
"Close the Camps NYC coalition led hundreds of protestors to peacefully march on the premiere retail location of Microsoft on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, staging a sit-in to demand that the tech giant stop allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to use its technology in the racist campaign against immigrants and legal asylum seekers," the group said.
Here is Joy Reid mocking Trump’s ‘smoking hot beauty tips’ that likely pushed him over the edge into rage-tweeting
Since Donald Trump launched his attack on MSNBC's Joy Reid long before her "AM Joy" show was broadcast, internet sleuths wondered what set him off and led him to pretend he didn't know who she as he smeared her reputation.
On Saturday morning, Trump wrote, “Who the hell is Joy-Ann Reid? Never met her, she knows ZERO about me, has NO talent, and truly doesn’t have the 'it' factor needed for success in showbiz. Had a bad reputation, and now works for the Comcast/NBC losers making up phony stories about me. Low Ratings. Fake News!”