'Resist White Supremacy' sign causes stir at Virginia farm

Source: Cox Farms on Facebook
Source: Cox Farms on Facebook
Updated: Feb. 15, 2018 at 11:54 AM EST
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CENTREVILLE, Va. (AP) - A northern Virginia farm has again found itself embroiled in a political debate thanks to a welcome sign that carries the message "Resist White Supremacy."

Cox Farms in Centreville, a popular destination for field trips and pumpkin-patch enthusiasts in the suburbs of the nation's capital, has a long history of stirring the pot with its political messages. In 2015, some people tried to organize a boycott in response to a Black Lives Matter poster on the farm property.

The Washington Post reports the family-owned recently farm switched its welcome sign from "Rise and Resist" to "Resist White Supremacy."

The message still has proved controversial, prompting tens of thousands of responses on Facebook. The Cox family says it appreciates the ability to advocate for social justice through its messaging.

Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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