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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Gap Pulls Racially Insensitive Shirt


"Goddamn, Uncle Sam sold us on the biggest scam ever known unto man as we conquered native land. Manifest Destiny. We do the best that we can to commit our own undoin', coveting delusion." 
So Gap teamed up with GQ to showcase Amerikkka's best new designers and this is what they came up with? First of all, I'm going to need "fashion designer" to stop writing words on t-shirts and calling it fashion.
Secondly, your middle school teacher lied to you about what "manifest destiny" was all about.

The term was coined in 1845 by John O'Sullivan, a newspaper editor at the Democratic Review, who wrote that the United states should annex Texas and claim the Oregon Country because "that claim is by the right of our manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us." It also was used to justify the idea that people with darker skin were "heathen," "backwards," and otherwise less than human.

Here is a link to the petition demanding a formal apology and a stop on all sales

The shirt has already been taken off of their online stores.


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