After being told by a few of her friends that her long-standing lawn ornament – a black jockey holding a lantern – was racist, a woman finally became fed up with the ignorance. In order to set the record straight, the woman has since written a viral Facebook post, explaining what the statue really means – and it’s blown quite a few people away.
Lawn ornaments are a thing of American culture – the most popular being things like the pink flamingos, garden gnomes, and the black jockey that is usually at the end of the driveway. As it turns out, Sandra Dee McNair has one such yard decoration, which she refers to as her “lantern footman.”
Although she hasn’t thought too much about having it up, it seems that her friends have commented a time or two about it. As outlined in herpost gone viral, “I’ve had black people say you shouldn’t have that out that way ‘it makes people think you are a racist’ I laugh, or ‘its offensive to white people’ again I laugh and then explain what the significance of the lantern footman really is.”