Flyer Saying 'If A Black Men Went After High School Girls' He Wouldn't Be Senator Has Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones Under Fire

Flyer Saying 'If A Black Men Went After High School Girls' He Wouldn't Be Senator Has Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones Under Fire

"His campaign should be made aware that Black people are not props without dignity."

Published 1 week ago

When it comes to the upcoming senate race in Alabama, most of us have been inundated with stories about sexual molestation allegations against Republican candidate Roy Moore. However, a recent flyer sent by Democratic candidate Doug Jones has some people shaking their head. 

Recently, Black voters in Alabama were disappointed when they received a flyer from the Jones campaign which appeared to us a Black person as prop.

For the record, all Jones had to do in this mess of an election was literally nothing. However, his committee's decision to send out the flyer could end up costing him.

 

The flyer featured a picture of a Black man making his best "watchu talkin' 'bout Willis" face with the caption, "Think if a Black man went after high school girls anyone would make him a senator?"

Although the flyer was clearly a dig at Moore, who is accused of preying on high school girls in pursuit of a sexual relationship, the word choice, imagery and tone of the flyer is 50 shades of wrong. 

  1. Alabama residents shared pictures of the flyer along with their dismay

    The flyers state they were paid for by the Doug Jones for Senate Committee and when local news station WHNT NEWS 19 reached out to the Jones campaign to confirm, they said yes, they were behind the flyers.  

  2. Upon seeing the poster, many Black people were rightly upset about how it uses the community as a prop
  3. Others felt the flyer highlights how the democratic establishment is out of touch with the Black community (and has been for some time)

    The election in Alabama will take place in just five days, and with flyers like these on the Democrats side, Jones is not necessarily making it easier for himself to flip the red state. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Brynn Anderson/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

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