Fury as Maine insurance firm posts racist Juneteenth sign in window: ‘Enjoy your fried chicken’

Fury as Maine insurance firm posts sign in its window saying: ‘Juneteenth. It’s whatever… We’re closed. Enjoy your fried chicken & collard greens’

  • The sign was posted in the window Harry E. Reed Insurance Inc. in Millinocket, Maine
  • Progressive Insurance, of which Reed Insurance is an affiliate, terminated its contract with the business
  • The employee who wrote and posted the sign, Melanie Higgins, told local news outlets that she did not intend for the sign to be racist

A Maine insurance agency is facing outrage after it posted a racist Juneteenth closure sign in its window on Monday. 

‘Juneteenth. It’s whatever. We’re closed. Enjoy your fried chicken and collard greens,’ the sign, scotch-taped to the front window of Harry E. Reed Insurance Inc….

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