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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 06:40 PM

A small, mostly white Virginia town put up a 'Black Lives Matter' banner. Ginni Thomas denounced it. [View all]

The banner says “Welcome to Clifton, where Black Lives Matter.”

It was posted over the tiny Northern Virginia town’s Main Street, in a space mostly used to advertise community events, after residents proposed staging a protest like the ones that have swept the country since the death of George Floyd at the knee of a Minneapolis police officer.

The gesture — which Mayor William R. Holloway called “a first step” to beginning discussions of racial equity — drew mostly positive responses, according to the town clerk. But it prompted outrage from some residents of Fairfax County and nearby towns. Hathaway called the banner “the biggest controversy we’ve seen in many years.”

One critical email, which was shared with The Washington Post, appears to be from Ginni Thomas, an outspoken conservative whose consulting company is based in Burke, and who is married to Clarence Thomas, the only black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

“BLM is a bit of a dangerous Trojan Horse and they are catching well-meaning people into dangerous posturing that can invite mob rule and property looting,” Ginni Thomas, who is white, wrote on June 24. “Let's not be tricked into joining cause with radical extremists seeking to foment a cultural revolution because they hate America.”


Has she been drinking again?

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