NAACP Sues City Of Philadelphia Because None Of The Knuckleheads Who Run PHL Airport Had The Balls To Let Them Put Up This Billboard
And you know what? Good on the NAACP, who are quite rightly pissed and presently taking both the City of Philadelphia and Clear Channel Advertising to court for blocking the placement of the above billboard at Philadelphia International Airport. The ad is part of a campaign to draw attention to the NAACP’s “Misplaced Priorities” report, which takes a look at the connections between high incarceration rates and poorly performing schools. (Timely, no? If you’d like to read the report, download a PDF of it here.)
At any rate, the NAACP says that when they tried to place the campaign at PHL, it was blocked, with Airport officials claiming that they don’t, as a rule, accept “issue” or “advocacy” advertisements at the airport — a claim the NAACP charges is pretty much an outright lie. So they’re going to court over it, asking that PHL rescind its so-called policy, let the billboards run, and pay the NAACP damages for getting in its way while the group was trying to educate. All of which, by the way, we support. If you like the ad above, feel free to grab the image above and print it out in glorious 1500+ pixel resolution. Suck it, PHL.