I’ve decided that I’m going to start removing as many of those racist bumper stickers that are all over town. I don’t know exactly who puts them up, but I’m tired of them. I don’t know why I’ve always just ignored them til now, but I think I’ve been a little afraid that people might think I was putting them up rather than taking them down.
Yesterday I was taking one off a sign at the light at Carrollton and Oak, and I had to stand on the base of the sign post to get to it, which took me a minute. A sheriff’s car was waiting at the light, and he passed as I was getting the sticker off. The driver, of ambiguous ethnicity, waved at me, so I feel encouraged.
I know taking down the stickers won’t get rid of racism, but it couldn’t hurt.