MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prisons official has been posting Facebook memes comparing Muslim children to garbage and flying the LGBTQ flag with flying the Confederate flag.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Deputy Warden Richard Schneiter in June posted a meme of two black garbage bags next to a Muslim woman and child in black burqas and a caption saying the woman had three beautiful children.
He also posted a meme contrasting the LGBTQ flag with the Confederate flag with the message “If they have the right fly theirs, we deserve the right to fly ours.”
Schneiter is the deputy warden in the minimum security prison system. He says he posted the memes to start discussions about internet messages and should have posted that he found the memes offensive.
Department of Corrections officials didn’t immediately respond to an email.