FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — People in one north Fort Worth neighborhood woke up Thursday morning to several signs with a head-scratching message on them.
The signs were posted up and down Waverly Lane on lamp posts and other pieces of public property and read “It’s okay to be white.”
The origin of the signs and the intended meaning of the words are a mystery, but some neighbors were quick to react and took them down because some perceived them to be discriminatory.
Lois Burt lives in the area and saw one of the signs while on her walk.
After tearing one down and ripping it in half, she expressed her disagreement with the signs.
“I don’t care what color you are. I don’t care what religion you are. I don’t care what your economic status is. You judge people by how they act,” Burt said. “If you have an opinion you don’t put it on public posts — that’s littering.”
At this point, no one knows if the signs were meant as a prank or something more serious.
Councilman Cary Moon, who represents the district, said this all comes on the heels of a report sent to council members about other anti-immigrant and discriminatory signs and banners placed in other parts of the city.
“I condemn any type of literature sign that is posted that may be offensive to some folks,” Moon said.
By lunchtime Thursday, all of the signs were taken down, but Moon advised neighbors who see more of the same to call police immediately so they can investigate.
He said people taking them down themselves might interfere with investigations and collection of evidence.