Billboard Calls to End Unfair Campaign

By KBJR News 1

September 4, 2012 Updated Sep 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- Thousands of motorists, driving in Duluth, are seeing a billboard protesting a movement designed to address white privilege. The "Stop" the Unfair Campaign funded the billboard that aims to end the Unfair Campaign.

The Unfair Campaign put up its own billboards earlier this year, with a goal of creating a conversation about racism and what they call white privilege in the Northland.

According to their website, the "Stop" the Unfair Campaign has a goal to end the Unfair Campaign, saying it's divisive, and uses negative stereotyping to address racism.

The billboard says, "Diversity, embrace it, don't deface it."

Stop the Unfair Campaign is also included in their billboard message, with a picture of a white and black child making a heart shape with their hands. The group says their message is a more positive and unifying solution to racism.

The Unfair Campaign says this billboard will have no affect on their strategy. Spokespeople say they intend to provide a public report on progress in October.

"That's why we feel it's important to do the report to the community in October, because we will be talking about the work that has been going on in the intuitions," said Sheryl Boman, with the Unfair Campaign.

Unfair Campaign spokesperson Sheryl Boman is talking about the institutions that sponsored the unfair campaign.