[Ed. – Yes, we get where this is a threat to people of color. But what the even bigger threat toward white people implicit in this message?]
This past Monday, Dec. 5, a friend of mine noticed and took a picture of this poster taped up near the UW Book Store. Addressed to those who choose to date white people, it warns that “propagation of whites” will “not be tolerated,” and that those who choose to date white people “have been warned.”
This is a crystal-clear threat against people of color in the Seattle community. I would argue that, implicitly, it is especially a threat against women of color. I know such women who felt shocked and afraid for their safety after seeing its toxic message, a message that is unequivocally a racist and violent threat.
Obviously, I get that the “goal” of the poster, as far as one is discernible, is to challenge white supremacy. In the abstract, this is a noble pursuit. But sentiments like this one are so ridiculous, so comically hyperbolic that they go beyond being merely fodder for conservatives to rightfully mock and liberals to shake their heads at. They present a genuine threat to the very people they claim to try to protect.