Racist stickers found near Oregon City High School

Wayne Harris, the head football coach at Gladstone High School, found stickers like these near Oregon City High School. (KATU Photo)

An African American man was walking with his son and daughter near Oregon City High School and saw racist stickers on the light poles along Meyers Road.

Most of them read, “It’s okay to be white.”

The man, Wayne Harris, the head football coach at Gladstone High School, said he noticed the effect the messages had on his kids.

So he and a neighbor tore off the stickers.

“I just saw the reaction in my son’s face, my daughter’s face, and so then I kind of went into parent mode, so I think it kind of bothered them a little bit more than it did me,” he said. “It bothered myself and my neighbors, but I just wanted to make sure that my kids were OK.”

Harris said he’s always felt welcome in Oregon City and that it’s a great place to live. He just wishes his kids weren’t exposed to this.

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