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Harley-Davidson Cuts Ties With Union City Dealership Over Racist Comments

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Harley-Davidson is severing its relationship with a northwest Tennessee dealership after its owner allegedly made racist comments on social media. 

Russell Abernathy II is the owner of Abernathy’s Harley-Davidson in Union City. A social media post from earlier this month attributed to Abernathy featured comments critical of the Black Lives Matter movement and encouraged Black Americans to go “back to Africa.”

Harley-Davidson responded with the following statement:


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Abernathy said he did not make the post. He released a response on the dealership’s website:


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Dalton York is a Morning Edition host and reporter for WKYU in Bowling Green. He is a graduate of Murray State University, where he majored in History with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership Studies. While attending Murray State, he worked as a student reporter at WKMS. A native of Marshall County, he is a proud product of his tight-knit community.
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