NAACP Chapter Complains About ‘Hangman’ Decorations, Do You Agree? [POLL]
The Ogden, Utah, chapter called police to complain about a man's Halloween decoration in the front yard. When the local newspaper reported it, readers went nuts in defense of the popular lawn ornament. What do you think?
Here are my thoughts:
- Even though it was a white dummy and was supposed to evoke Wild West hangings of bank robbers and horse thieves, I can absolutely see why it would be highly disturbing to people of color.
- My best friend once confessed it really, really bothered that something as morbid as a hanging man would be a fun decoration for a child-centered holiday.
- I don't think "free speech" protections cover offensive lawn decorations. If something in your front yard bothers your neighbors you should fix it. It's just being a good neighbor.
What do YOU think?