A group called “Equity In Action” has rented 25 billboard spaces throughout Portland for rich, guilty, white liberals to absolve themselves of their inner racism and feel like they’re doing something positive. For the rest of us, however, we just get to sit back and laugh at these idiots.
The billboard themes, which read “Portland… is your WHITE FRAGILITY showing?”, “Who is allowed the presumption of innocence?”, and “Where was my presumption of innocence” appear to center around two specific events; One where Terrell Johnson was shot by police after he was threatening people with a knife at a transit station before running away from the cops, and Larnell Bruce, who was run over by a couple of white people out front of a 7-11 after an argument with his girlfriend.
Somehow these incidents are the fault of all white people in Portland.
The PDX Billboard Project is a multifaceted public ad campaign highlighting racial disparities in access to power structures and policy, as well as media coverage and representation within institutions throughout the Portland area.