Racism: Wanted: White Caddies

Wanted: White Caddies

Drivers on the Tri-State Tollway just southwest of Chicago were startled last week by a billboard plugging the Afro Country Club, "where only the ball is white." They were even more startled the next day, after overnight vandals wrote NIGER (sic) and K.K.K. and daubed a swastika on the sign. Similar racist graffiti were sprayed on road signs in the town of Justice, the racially mixed bedroom community of 11,500 where the billboard was located.

Designed by artist Mark Heckman, who has put up other activist posters, the tollway sign touting the mythical club was intended as a sardonic comment on...

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