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Friday, October 25, 2013

KXL: Keeping It Classy In Chinatown

Posted by Dirk VanderHart on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Perceptive reader Alexander sends along this picture of news station KXL-FM's current message to the good people of Portland's historic Chinatown. It's around NW 3rd and Couch.

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  • Courtesy of Alexander L.

Alexander says:

"UHHH, is this entirely racist? YES! A mistake from one ignorant person happens, but this advert was green-lit by numerous decision makers no doubt, and now presides in a neighborhood already wrought with the stigma of Portland's historic racist behavior.

THOUGHTS?"

I think it's about the most-pointless billboard I've ever seen regardless of where it hangs, but especially stupid in this context.

What do you got, Blogtown?

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