I abhor this. But at some (deeply disappointed) level, I understand it.
Note: understand =! condone
As a middle aged white guy living in the heart of the red belt, I’ve only in the past half decade come to understand what privilege even is, much less come to terms with how
it [an awareness of mine] can productively inform my actions. There was some soul-searching and some anger (kind of like the grieving process) as I adjusted my thinking to my new understanding.
I wonder if some of the people who actually believe what that sign says are trapped in that stage of cognitive dissonance where they are blaming the source of the new data for their discomfort.
Again, this is not to condone or excuse or even mitigate how appalled I am at the idea the sign conveys.