Opinions & Features August 01, 2019 at 04:00 pm

These 8 popular brands were racist for exhibiting works that demeaned black people

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor August 01, 2019 at 04:00 pm

August 01, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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Amazon

Last January, the online retailer was compelled to remove a series of products from its website after they bore a slogan suggesting slavery is good. Amazon was heavily criticized when a third-party seller named Styleart listed a number of items emblazoned with the phrase “Slavery Gets Shit Done” on Amazon’s Marketplace platform. The products included bags, children’s T-shirts and bibs, laptop cases, and mugs. Human rights organization Anti-Slavery International described the items as “absolutely shocking” and asked Amazon to “do better to control what you sell.” Some customers also called for a boycott of the website until the merchandise was removed.

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