Fire Karl Oliver

Your DGB for today is to donate to the NAACP in support of their calling for racist Karl Oliver to step down from the Mississippi state legislature.

In a May 17th Facebook post, Rep. Oliver (R-Winona) called for the lynching of Louisiana leaders who take down confederate monuments. Not only is the statement clearly racist, it is a direct threat to those Louisiana leaders who called for the monuments to be taken down. Oliver’s statements are an invitation to those who agree with him to cause bodily harm to Louisiana lawmakers, much like 45 did during his Presidential Election rallies when protesters annoyed him. 

Oliver’s Facebook post, which was later removed, read:

 

"The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans, is both heinous and horrific. If the, and I use this term extremely loosely, 'leadership' of Louisiana wishes to, in a Nazi-ish fashion, burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED! Let it be known, I will do all in my power to prevent this from happening in our State."

 

Karl Oliver is a first time lawmaker, and the district that he presides over just so happens to include the town of Money, where, in 1955, Emmett Till was kidnapped and murdered. Oliver has apologized for his words, but we agree with the NAACP that a person who makes such divisive statements and threats should not be making laws. Support the NAACP and call for Karl Oliver to step down. If you can’t donate, feel free to contact his office and demand his resignation.