While rampant anti-Semitism in Mahwah, New Jersey, has brought the state’s attorney general down on the locals, who have no issue with the good Jews but only with the bad ones, Councilman George Ervin runs for election on the Confederate Towel Party line.
So is this just an anomaly in the Garden State? No. No it’s not.
Having grown up in Metuchen, New Jersey, a tiny borough surrounded by the town of Edison, this doesn’t exactly come as a shock. While mine was nicknamed “the brainy boro,” Edison was considered a less than desirable place to live. Why? There were certainly good, smart, kind, intelligent folks who lived in Edison, but there were also the kind of racist assholes who would put out something like this:
Don’t hate Edison. Don’t hate New Jersey (well, no, just don’t). But whoever put this out, whoever agrees with it, whoever thinks this isn’t absolutely outrageous, go fuck yourself.
I left New Jersey at 17 and never looked back.