Outrage after racial sign posted in Mid-Michigan neighborhood - WNEM TV 5

Outrage after racial sign posted in Mid-Michigan neighborhood

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Source: Chase Frechette Source: Chase Frechette
FLUSHING TWP, MI (WNEM) -

Some Mid-Michigan residents are upset over what they call a racist sign that was posted outside a home.

The sign was set up against a power line pole near the corner of McKinley and Coldwater Road in Flushing Township. That's in Genesee County. It was made out of a piece of plywood with black letters reading, “Make the township white again!”

A video posted to Facebook shows a man cutting the sign in half before putting a saw back in the trunk of his car.  

TV5 spoke with the man, TJ Tarrant. When asked why he felt so strongly to cut up the sign, he said he has two children and "didn't want them to grow up in a world like that." 

Tarrant said the homeowner, who posted the words, invited him into his home to discuss the issue. The homeowner told him he was upset after people removed signs in support of Donald Trump from his yard, according to Tarrant. 

TV5 went to the homeowner's house, but he did not answer the door.

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