“The way s*** works is racist”
Remember Austin’s “White People Only” sticker controversy? Last week, shop owners came in to find that their businesses had been branded with stickers bearing the Austin city seal and proclaiming that the premises were “exclusively for white people.”
When the racially-charged stickers started popping up unsolicited on businesses all over the east side of town, police and city officials were hard-pressed to figure out which make and model of social justice warrior was responsible.
Until now, at least. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.
Austin lawyer and self-proclaimed “DWI badass” Adam Reposa has claimed responsibility for the stickers. He says he was trying to “raise awareness” about the issue of gentrification in Austin’s traditionally minority-dominated communities.
KXAN has the story:
“They’re getting pushed out, and pretty quick. This area of town is turning into white’s only,” Reposa said in the clip. “Not by law like it used to be, and everyone’s going to jump on, ‘that’s racist!’ ‘that’s racist!’ Man, this town, the way **** works is racist! And I knew I could just bait all of y’all into being as stupid as you are.”
Reposa went on to blast people for not getting the message.
The sticker showed up on storefronts of El Chilito, Sugar Mama’s Bakery, Ingredients Grocery Store and Windmill Bicycles — all on Manor Road.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler condemned the stickers in a statement earlier this week and the city said they would take appropriate action if any other instances occurred. Austin police say they are aware of the video and are looking into the matter, and it was unclear if any charges of any kind for vandalism can or will be filed.
Reposa gained notoriety for his eye-catching commercials in 2012, promising to be tough for his clients. He has also been jailed for contempt of court for using a lewd gesture to express his irritation with a prosecutor in court.
Speaking of “lewd,” here’s his confession (Seriously NSFW for language, and a ridiculous chest tattoo):
Unfortunately for Reposa, not even the residents of East Austin appreciated the gesture.DONATE
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