Just caught this at the Aberdeen American News where an Edmunds County Commissioner is proud to be white, but claims that he didn’t know what that darned racist symbol meant:
On May 22, Commissioner Wade Eisenbeisz shared a link that included a picture of a wheel cross, a symbol commonly used by white supremacy groups, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The words “White Pride World Wide” surrounded the cross.
Eisenbeisz said his intent was to show that he was proud to be white and that he was unaware of what the wheel cross — a square cross surrounded by a circle — represented.
“I’m proud to be white, it’s not a neo-Nazi thing,” Eisenbeisz said. “The symbol itself, I wasn’t aware what it meant when I put it on there.”
Eisenbeisz said he doesn’t believe it’s wrong to be proud of one’s race regardless of ethnicity. But, he said, he thinks there is a double standard for white people.
“It’s racist to say you’re proud to be white, but it’s not racist to say you’re proud to be black,” he said.