Austin lawyer says he put up ‘white people’ stickers

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin lawyer is claiming responsibility for several stickers placed on East Austin businesses that claimed they were “exclusively for white people.”

Adam Reposa posted the video on YouTube and made a statement on Facebook saying he was trying promote the issue of gentrification in East Austin. (Warning: The video contains explicit language)

“They’re getting pushed out, and pretty quick. This area of town is turning into white’s only,” Reposa said in the clip. “Not by law like it used to be, and everyone’s going to jump on, ‘that’s racist!’ ‘that’s racist!’ Man, this town, the way **** works is racist! And I knew I could just bait all of y’all into being as stupid as you are.”

Reposa went on to blast people for not getting the message.

The sticker showed up on storefronts of El Chilito, Sugar Mama’s Bakery, Ingredients Grocery Store and Windmill Bicycles — all on Manor Road.

The sticker reads: “Exclusively for white people. Maximum of 5 colored customers, colored BOH (Back of House) staff accepted.” The sticker also includes the City of Austin logo and says the message is “sponsored by the City of Austin Contemporary Partition and Restoration Program.”

Austin Mayor Steve Adler condemned the stickers in a statement earlier this week and the city said they would take appropriate action if any other instances occurred. Austin police say they are aware of the video and are looking into the matter, and it was unclear if any charges of any kind for vandalism can or will be filed.

Reposa gained notoriety for his eye-catching commercials in 2012, promising to be tough for his clients. He has also been jailed for contempt of court for using a lewd gesture to express his irritation with a prosecutor in court.

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