Skip to main content

'White Pride' website publicizes rally in Duluth to protest 'Un-Fair' campaign

Members of Stormfront.org say there will be a rally in Duluth on the morning of March 3rd to protest a controversial advertising campaign meant to draw attention to racial inequalities.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Members of "White Pride" website Stormfront.org say there will be a rally in Duluth on March 3rd to protest a controversial advertising campaign meant to draw attention to racial prejudice in the Twin Ports area. (Hat tip to Perfect Duluth Day.)

The "Un-Fair" campaign, with the slogan "It's hard to see racism when your white," created a widespread backlash, with some critics saying the initiative unfairly targets whites.

The city's mayor says a handful of people have mangled the campaign's message but acknowledged that "a fair number of people in the community dislike the campaign’s message. They feel threatened or as though we’re blaming them," according to a report in the Duluth News-Tribune. Supporters say those who criticize the campaign are simply missing the message.

Some local residents launched a Facebook group to protest the campaign.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-01-27 at 9.15.45 PM

Buckeyes crash the glass, fend off Gophers

E.J. Liddell dominated in the paint to help No. 16 Ohio State.

nicolas blouin flickr fire hose

Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews

It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.

All Energy Solar - Bringing Panels to Roof

All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022

Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce

Royal Canadian Mounted Police maintoba crossing crop

Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border

They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.

covid

Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'

Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.

police lights

Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase

He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.

kua dog go fund me

Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner

The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.

Fuzzy Gerdes Flickr Franks Diner Kenosha

WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved

Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.

FKISmwPWUAYZJW6

Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo

The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.

fentanyl DEA

21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN

Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.

Band Box Diner Courtney Mault Flickr

MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed

MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.

Related

Duluth activists plan to actively ignore 'white pride' rally

A group called the Supreme White Alliance is planning a rally in Duluth to protest an ad campaign with the slogan "It’s hard to see racism when you’re white." Activists on the other side are encouraging people to stay away and not engage with a group that they say is seeking attention and trying to recruit new members.

Un-Fair Campaign's anti-racism billboard in Duluth defaced with racial slur

A racial slur has marred an anti-racism billboard by the controversial Un-Fair Campaign in Duluth. The billboard, which reads, "Racism: Ignore it and it won’t go away," was defaced with a painting of the Confederate flag -- along with what is considered a variation of the N-word, says Claudie Washington, president of the local chapter of the NAACP.

White nationalists confirm plans for Duluth rally

A member of the Supreme White Alliance says people from around the country will come to Duluth for the rally. It's in response to the city's anti-racism campaign that focuses on white privilege.

Supreme White Alliance rally leads to confrontation at Duluth Civic Center

The News Tribune reports several dozen counter-protesters yelled and threw snowballs at about ten members of the white supremacy group Saturday morning. Police say four people were arrested for disorderly conduct. Members of the SWA organized the rally in reaction to the city's anti-racism campaign that focuses on white privilege. About 300 people gathered at a separate rally in Canal Park.

Duluthians plan their own rally as alternative to Supreme White Alliance

The Supreme White Alliance is coming to Duluth Saturday to protest an anti-racism campaign that focuses on white privilege. Organizers of that campaign have urged people to stay away from the white power rally and now an alternative event supporting racial justice is in the works.

UMD pulls out of Duluth's public service campaign on race

The Un-Fair Campaign aims to promote a dialogue on race in Duluth by focusing on privileges afforded to white residents. The University of Minnesota-Duluth is among 18 partners that put together the campaign. But the university is pulling out, saying the campaign is divisive and has alienated people.

Twin Ports anti-racism campaign sparks backlash

The Un-Fair Campaign, with the slogan "It’s hard to see racism when you’re white," is inspiring some strong reactions, including charges that the campaign itself is racist.

UMD yanks support of Un-Fair anti-racism campaign

Claiming the cause is "divisive," the University of Minnesota Duluth said Saturday that it will no longer support the city's controversial Unfair Campaign because of a recent public service announcement's focus on white privilege. In the PSA, whites say society is set up for them and they don't have to endure things like being followed in stores or pulled over unjustly.