Utah’s Black Lives Matter chapter has labeled everyone who flies an American flag “a racist” in a Facebook screed posted over the Independence Day holiday, reports noted on Thursday.
“When we Black Americans see this flag we know the person flying it is not safe to be around,” says the post. “When we see this flag we know the person flying it is a racist.
“When we see this flag we know that the person flying it lives in a different America than we do. When we see this flag, we question your intelligence. We know to avoid you. It is a symbol of hatred,” the post continued.
The post was confirmed to Fox News by chapter founder Lex Scott, who said her group used it as an opportunity to show how other groups that sow hate and division can allegedly “co-opt” the American flag without any adverse reaction.