LIBERTY, Mo. (CNN) A sign advertising "SLAVES 4 SALE" in a Missouri neighborhood is causing outrage.
People who live in the neighborhood near Liberty Plaza woke up to the sign hanging over a confederate flag on Richard Geisenheyner's home.
"If people actually believe that a confederate flag stands for slavery, well, I might as well be just as stupid as they are," says Geisenheyner.
He says the sign is a reaction to being treated like a racist because he flies a confederate flag in front of his home.
But Geisenheyner says he's not a racist.
"If I would be selling slaves, I'd have to sell one of my grandchildren," said Geisenheyner.
He says the sign was meant to make a political statement.
"It is for people that are tired of the government telling them what to do and what to think. that is what a southern rebel is," says Geisenheyner.
But some of Geisenheyner's neighbors are highly offended by his sign.
"I am going to tell you why it's offensive to me. I remember the signs on the wall that says, 'white only.' I'm that old. I remember the signs on the wall that says, 'Negros only entrance here.'"
The sign has since been taken down.