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‘No Hoodie’ Signs in Harlem Definitely Not Racist, Just Target ‘Thugs,’ Says Creator

Photo: Andrew Padilla/DNA Info

A Philadelphia man is successfully hawking $10 signs to businesses in Harlem that preemptively ban anyone wearing a hoodie or a mask. But they don’t discriminate, he tells DNAinfo, because criminals “can be black, white, brown, yellow, blue or green.” Besides, “The only complaint you might have is from the little thugs selling drugs on the corner,” he says, in case the subtext weren’t clear.

‘No Hoodie’ Signs Not Racist, Says Creator