An Indiana man identified a clear-cut solution for racists who believe he doesn’t belong in America: pay for my exit.
Larry Mitchell created a “Send Me Back To Africa” GoFundMe page on July 7, one day after the police shooting death of Philando Castile and two days after an officer fatally wounded Alton Sterling. In the wake of the shootings, the nation has deepened a widening divide over race relations and policing.
Mitchell describes his frame of thinking by writing the following:
“Send me “back” to Africa fund… If you want me to go back to Africa I will gladly go… you can help make your dream and mine come true… accepting all donations… KKK, Skin Heads and anyone else with like mind thinking are welcome to donate… Thank you.. God bless you and America…”
He ends with the hashtag, #putyourmoneywhereyourhateis.
So far, he’s raised over $700, a few thousands short of his $100,000 goal. Donations start as low as $5, and go as high as $100. Commentators have weighed in on Mitchell’s page, sparking dialogue ranging from KKK-levels racist, to unapologetic agreement.
One woman named Maire Stanley wrote:
But whatever will you do without the welfare system of this country?!?!?! And who will you blame for all the blacks getting shot by white cops! Oh my…you have a dilemma on your hands!!!! Your ancestors brought you here and sold you……go back if you’re not happy! BUT WHY SHOULD OTHER PEOPLE PAY FOR IT? You need to read the news – you think life is bad here…….Oh my! And tickets are NOT going to cost you 100K – always looking for a free hand out on this sight which makes it hard for the SERIOUS people!
Another commentator identified as Elena Love left one word, #BLAXIT, referencing Brexit, the UK’s recent vote to leave the EU.
NewsOne, do you think Mitchell will reach his goal?
SOURCE: GoFundMe | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter