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White Supremacist Group Posts Antisemitic Message on East Tennessee Highway

Antisemitism is steadily increasing across the country in the wake of the war in Israel, and one of the latest cases was found in Middle Tennessee.

Some drivers in the Brentwood area were stunned to find an antisemitic message spray painted at Exit 74A on I-65 in Brentwood over the weekend. Dr. Carol Swain, a former political science and law professor at Vanderbilt University, snapped the picture of the messaging on Sunday.

“I’m at the age now where I am not surprised by much, but I did not expect to see it,” said Swain. “I do know that when I posted there were some people that said ‘Oh, I saw that Sunday morning; I saw that as I was going to church.’ When I took the photograph, it was late in the evening. It was getting close to dusk.”

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) painted over the messaging Monday afternoon. This latest case is part of a rise in anti-Semitic incidents since the attack on Israel.

“I believe it’s a message to the whole Nashville community and it’s not just isolated. I believe we would be a mistake if we just focused on the antisemitism of that message. It has to be seen in the context of the pro-Hamas, pro-Palestinian rallies that are taking place downtown on the steps of the capitol,” said Swain.

Source: https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/anti-semitic-messaging-removed-from-i-65-exit-in-brentwood/