Saturday, March 07, 2015

Tourism matters

I like to think of this as the "New Orleans Will" campaign of Selma.
The billboard was erected by the friends of Forrest, Inc., a historical group that says it meant nothing racist by placing the billboard so close to this historic Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Spokeswoman Patricia Goodwin told the News, “That billboard was put there with positive intent to ask people who come to Selma to explore and enjoy our 19th century history. Does it say anything in the Constitution where a certain faction of people cannot be offended? I’m offended by all these people walking around with their pants hanging around their knees.”
What? All we're doing is promoting the tourist industry.  Wouldn't it be better, too, if the people walking around our historic attractions would behave in a less scary way?  That's all we're trying to do. Also, pull up your pants.

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