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A racist Juneteenth sign at a Maine insurance agency sparks backlash online

Added 06-22-22 06:07:01am EST - “An image of the sign displayed on the front of the business was shared online Monday, gaining the attention of thousands across social media.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “A racist Juneteenth sign at a Maine insurance agency sparks backlash online”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Residents in Millinocket, Maine, say they are outraged after an insurance agency displayed a racist sign remarking on the new Juneteenth federal holiday. Lisa Groelly/Alura Stillwagon hide caption

Residents in Millinocket, Maine, say they are outraged after an insurance agency displayed a racist sign remarking on the new Juneteenth federal holiday.

Residents in the town of Millinocket, Maine, say they are outraged and disappointed after a local insurance agency displayed a racist sign remarking on the Juneteenth holiday.

"Juneteenth ~it's whatever... We're closed. Enjoy your fried chicken & collard greens," the sign stated in a large font. It was taped to the front of Harry E. Reed Insurance Agency in Millinocket on Monday. The small town sits about three hours outside Portland and some 50 miles away from the U.S.-Canada border.

An image of the racist sign was shared online Monday, gaining the attention of thousands across social media. Millinocket resident Alura Stillwagon originally posted the image on Facebook with a caption reading, "The racism in Millinocket is real."

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