This is unconscionable!!!
Urban Outfitters should be boycotted out of existence!!!
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… . And one fine morning— — F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
You're Scaring all the White People... -
A typical email from a white affluent owner who when he looks at his product doesn’t see the real issues (history of poor play, no marketable superstar, bad food, terrible sight lines, etc), but decides it’s easier to blame “black people” because they “scare” the white people away. It’s a sad and pathetic commentary from him.
This is also becoming an issue with the Atlanta sports market. The Braves are moving to a suburb in a classic white flight move, the Falcons are trying to build a stadium using corporate welfare, the owner of the Hawks sending this email. As much as our government and courts would like us to believe that we’ve moved on from racism, actions keep telling us that it’s alive and well, and in some cases even more cruel then what we’ve seen in the past.
The only positive I saw from this is if you’re like me and believe that racism is more systemic & institutional then just merely slurs, then this is an invaluable look into how it works, how it’s fostered and used to keep people of color down. Hopefully it might provide us insight into ways to combat and remove those who practice and promote thinking and systems like this.
It’s funny to me how we celebrate Labor Day so happily, but the other 364 days of the year do everything we can to tear down and destroy the worker.
What were all those dreams we shared
those many years ago?
What were all those plans we made now
left beside the road?
Behind us in the road
via The Huffington Post.