US Missouri Man Claims He's Not Racist, Hangs 'Slaves 4 Sale' Sign

08:21  14 september  2017
08:21  14 september  2017 Source:   International Business Times

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A Missouri man had a " Slaves 4 Sale " sign in front of his home before taking it down Tuesday. Richard Geisenheyner, who lives in the Kansas City suburb of Liberty, placed the sign above a Confederate flag. Geisenheyner claims that he is not racist .

Missouri Man Claims He ' s Not Racist , Hangs ' Slaves 4 Sale ' Sign . The man claims he is not a racist and referenced his mixed-raced grandchildren.

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A Missouri man had a "Slaves 4 Sale" sign in front of his home before taking it down Tuesday. Richard Geisenheyner, who lives in the Kansas City suburb of Liberty, placed the sign above a Confederate flag.

Geisenheyner claims that he is not racist.

Geisenheyner reportedly hung the sign as a political statement because of the negative reactions neighbors have given him over his Confederate battle flag. However, he defended his initial decision to display the sign for neighbors and passersby to see. He cited the stigmatized meaning behind the flag as a reason for him to behave "stupid."

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A Missouri man angered his neighbors by posting a “ Slaves 4 Sale ” sign right above his Confederate flag. Richard Geisenheyner’ s rationale for the racist sign next to the racist flag is a Not surprisingly, Geisenheyner’ s neighbors don’t agree with the hanging of the sign or the reasoning behind it.

A Missouri man hung a sign advertising slaves for sale because he was tired of being called racist for flying a Confederate flag.

"If people actually believe that a Confederate flag stands for slavery, well, I might as well be just as stupid as they are," Geisenheyner told WDAF-TV, a Fox affiliate in Kansas City, Wednesday. "It is for people that are tired of the government telling them what to do and what to think. That is what a Southern rebel is."

Geisenheyner claimed that if he were to follow through with selling slaves, then he would have to sell his own grandchildren. His grandchildren are biracial.

The sign was met with criticism from Geisenheyner's neighbors. They expressed hope that he would find a different outlet to release his frustrations.

An unidentified neighbor told WDAF-TV, "His rebel flag don't have a damn thing to do with me, wave it all you want. This idiot with his slaves for sale, are you fricking kidding me?" A woman who lived nearby said, "you have got to think about the other people in the community."

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Missouri Man Claims He ' s Not Racist , Hangs ' Slaves 4 Sale ' Sign . The man claims he is not a racist and referenced his mixed-raced grandchildren.

A man sparked outrage in his Liberty, Missouri , neighborhood with his interesting logic of hanging a sign on his home advertising ' Slaves 4 Sale ' to 'prove he ' s not racist '. Richard Geisenheyner is the middle-aged man who decided to hang the offensive sign because he said he ' s tired of being treated

Since the Civil War, the Confederate flag has remained a highly divisive symbol, promoting racial tension and historic injustice. The flag has also been adopted by many hate groups, like the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). However, there are still many who see it as a historical flag worth honoring.

The flag and related statutes, to this day, have caused a divide among Americans. An MSN poll surveyed 874,000 readers to determine their thoughts on Confederate monuments. MSN reported in August that 71 percent of Democrats advocated for the removal of Confederate statues, whereas 87 percent of Republicans disagreed.

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