A display featuring several Confederate flags, black figures with wigs, and a black mannequin with painted lips is spurring controversy in Lindale.
Some witnesses have described the display as disturbing. The homeowners claim they have received threats over it.
The flags and figurines are outside a home in the 2000 block of OH-132, about a 30-minute drive east from downtown Cincinnati.
“In no way, shape, or form should anybody think that it’s racist," said Louie Jones, Jr., who lives at the home where the display is set up.
Jones says the porch has multiple antique pieces on it including a tin poster of John Wayne, a lantern, and a gnome.
Jones lives at the home with his father. He says the display has been up for years.
FOX19 NOW's Maytal Levi asked Jones: "What would you say to someone driving by this saying that family hates black people?"
“Everybody hates everybody, ya know?" Jones said. "It just depends on what you hate and what you like. It ain’t got nothing to do with race, we ain’t racial.”
That economic anxiety, man, it's brutal.
Say what you will about Kentucky, there are entire counties in Ohio I won't go through because of garbage like this.
Bonus points as to how the story as framed as "Is this racist? Opinions differ."