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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:11 PM

Chairwoman Of PAC That Ran Racist Ad Appointed To Minority Affairs Office

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/pac-chairwoman-that-ran-racist-ad-appointed-to-minority-affairs-office

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appointed Jill Upson, chairwoman of a PAC called Black Americans for the President’s Agenda, to head West Virginia’s Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs just months after her organization ran a racist ad about Democrats lynching black men.


The ad, which ran in late October for Rep. French Hill (R-AK), featured two seemingly black women discussing the likelihood that white Democrats would start lynching black men as part of the #MeToo movement.


Both Hill and Upson denounced the ad — Upson tried to wash her hands of any responsibility. “Upon listening to the ad last night, I contacted the organization’s founder and demanded that it be removed from the air and no longer played,” she wrote in a Facebook post. However, her words seemed to have had no effect on the playing of the ads.


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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:18 PM

1. Wish sources like TPM would learn state abbreviations. AR is for Arkansas.

Hill is in Arkansas.

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:23 PM

2. Do they still even teach the state capitols in school anymore?

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