Black Man Creates GoFundMe Campaign To Go 'Back' To Africa

Photo by Courtesy of Larry Mitchell
Larry Mitchell wants racist trolls to put their money where their mouths are.

Larry Mitchell wants racist trolls to put their money where their mouths are. 

The Indiana resident has started a GoFundMe campaign to go back to Africa in response to the racist messages he's seen following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. 

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Mitchell told the New York Daily News, "It kind of shocked me, because we just celebrated Fourth of July and to come back the next week and see people saying ‘Go Back to Africa,’ if you want me to go ‘back’ to Africa, then pay for it.”

The campaign page reads, "Send me 'back' to Africa fund... If you want me to go back to Africa I will gladly go...you can help make your dream and mine come true...accepting  all donations...KKK, Skin Heads and anyone else with like mind thinking are welcome to donate...Thank you...God bless you and America...#putyourmoneywhereyourhateis."

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So far, Mitchell has only raised $205. The aspiring chef, who has lived in Indiana his entire life and has never been to Africa, told NYDN that he doesn't expect to reach his goal but if he does, then he plans to go to Africa to learn about the culture and cuisine.

 

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