Arkansas Pulls Hundreds Of 'Racist' License Plates
'I Couldn't Imagine Putting This On My Car,' Motorist Says
POSTED: 10:27 am EDT July 24, 2008
UPDATED: 7:04 am EDT July 25, 2008
ARKANSAS -- A series of hundreds of Arkansas-issued license plates are being pulled out of circulation over letter combinations that some claim are racist.
"I couldn't imagine putting this on my car," motorist Alice Kunce said as she held up her "018-NGR" license plate.
Kunce said she found the letter combination offensive.
"She looked at it and said, 'Why not,'" Kunce said. "I said, 'Look at it, what does it say?' and she looked at it and said, 'Oh.'"
The state decided to pull the entire series of plates after being made aware of the letter combination.
"Some folks might think it OK, others find it offensive," Roger Duren of the Office of Motor Vehicles said. "So, if anyone does, anything offensive we try not to issue."