Republican-Supporting Ad Says White Democrats Want to Lynch Black Men When ‘White Girl Screams Rape’

A radio advertisement being run in Arkansas in support of Republican Representative French Hill features exaggerated stereotypes of African-American accents claiming that black voters should support Hill and Republicans because Democrats want to lynch black men when “a white girl screams rape.” The ad, which is not endorsed by Hill, was paid for by the PAC Black Americans for the President’s Agenda.

In a statement to Newsweek about the ad Thursday, Hill said: “I condemn this outrageous ad in the strongest terms. There’s no place in Arkansas for this nonsense.”

The ad seeks to capitalize on the recent heated battle to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, in which the now-justice was accused of sexual misconduct by three women. One of the accusers, Christine Blasey Ford,…

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