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Fri May 13, 2016, 07:29 PM

Alabama Sorority Prints T-Shirts with Racist Image

So what else is new?

Here's a pic of this chapter of the sorority from the interwebz:
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Extremely diverse, wouldn't you say?

They claim that they didn't notice the image of a black man eating a watermelon on the t-shirt.

The T-shirts depicted a map of Alabama marked with an array of images including an illustration of a black man holding a slice of watermelon to his mouth in the map's southeast corner. University spokesman Philip Poole said the shirts were ordered as keepsakes for the sorority's spring formal.

"In selecting the T-shirt, we failed to focus on the specific images in the design," Lauren Hammond, president of the sorority's Samford chapter, said in a statement issued through its national headquarters Friday. "We are horrified by our oversight. Had we recognized what the design details depicted, we would never have purchased the shirts."
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/usworld/ap/alabama-university-apologizes-for-t-shirt-with-racist-image/article_1e06361a-07c5-58b7-9477-ed4505646deb.html

Here's my question: Why was somebody even selling t-shirts like that in the first place?

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Reply Alabama Sorority Prints T-Shirts with Racist Image (Original post)
TheDormouse May 2016 OP
yallerdawg May 2016 #1
EL34x4 May 2016 #2
etherealtruth May 2016 #3
mwrguy May 2016 #4
Mendocino May 2016 #5
TheDormouse May 2016 #6
Rex May 2016 #7

Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 07:39 PM

1. Your picture is an assortment of graduates...

from a variety of Alabama's finest private schools. Isn't that diversity?

Public school you say?





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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 07:40 PM

2. The shirt in question

 

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 07:42 PM

3. Of course they are claiming they didn't notice the racist image

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 08:57 PM

4. Expel them all

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2016, 09:49 PM

5. Oh come on,

they're diverse, they let some non-blondes pledge.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #5)

Sat May 14, 2016, 12:05 PM

6. Maybe I wasn't being fair

Maybe none of the students who don't "look like" the members of the sorority choose to pledge.
But then why wouldn't they want to?

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 01:15 PM

7. Are they flashing gang symbols?

 

Seriously, what are they doing?

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