The homeowners association that governs the South Jordan planned community of Daybreak apologized Tuesday after residents received notices to remove their Black Lives Matter yard signs.
One of those who received the notice was University of Utah sociology and family and consumer studies professor Dan Carlson, who posted a photo of his notice on Twitter.
So this is what the #Daybreak HOA in South Jordan UT gave me today. There are no bylaws regarding content of political signs. But apparently my #BLM sign needs to be taken down. I. Don’t. Think. So. @RobertGehrke pic.twitter.com/GuK4WfOIDJ
— Dan Carlson @ 🏡 (@DanielCarlson_1) August 11, 2020
“I’m not taking down my sign,” Carlson said in a phone interview Tuesday night, “and it seems I’m not going to be forced to take down my sign.”
Carlson said he had a conversation with the director of the homeowners association, who apologized. She said, according to Carlson, there had been an effort to remove some signs and flags with profanity or that otherwise broke the association’s rules and “someone on her team must have gotten the wrong message.”
The director of Daybreak's homeowners association said “someone on her team must have gotten the wrong message” when they asked eight residents to remove their Black Lives Matter yard signs.https://t.co/Cr0nO7YZ2T
— The Salt Lake Tribune (@sltrib) August 12, 2020