Cognitive Dissonance

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We are very sorry about this offensive design. CustomInk’s business is focused on bringing people together in positive ways. We handle hundreds of thousands of custom t-shirt designs each year and have people review them to catch problematic content – including anything that’s racially or ethnically objectionable – but we missed this one. We apologize for any pain or offense caused by this shirt, and we will continue to improve our review processes to make them better.

CustomInk’s apology, released Monday, for their extremely racist custom design requested by University of North Dakota students for Springfest, chronicled by ruthhopkins for lastrealindians.

So, where does UND stand? There’s just been crickets thus far.

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This is how one University of North Dakota student is handling being called out as a racist. His cover photo is a man in a headdress with the caption “Feel Honored” and he’s busy telling Native Americans to “go cry about it over firewater” while threatening to sue a fellow Native American student for defamation because she called him racist.

Real cute. 

You. Are. A. Racist. Misogynistic. Twit. Sue me, you crusty wankstain.Signal boost this shit. Harassing Native and non-Native women for calling you out rightfully is especially deplorable.

This is how one University of North Dakota student is handling being called out as a racist. His cover photo is a man in a headdress with the caption “Feel Honored” and he’s busy telling Native Americans to “go cry about it over firewater” while threatening to sue a fellow Native American student for defamation because she called him racist.

Real cute.

You. Are. A. Racist. Misogynistic. Twit. Sue me, you crusty wankstain.

Signal boost this shit. Harassing Native and non-Native women for calling you out rightfully is especially deplorable.

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Princeton Freshman Wants You to Know He Shouldn’t Have to Check His Privilege

A quick excerpt:

"The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laserlike at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung."

Yet another time I feel the need to say this is not The Onion.

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ThinkProgress reports the promoter pulled the plug after the proposed fight generated so much controversy. 

As much as Zimmerman deserves to get his ass kicked, he deserves to have it in jail more. This wouldn’t bring back Trayvon Martin, and would only serve to further this murderer’s celebrity more while lining his pockets. 

Good. I’m glad it’s canceled. 

Full story: http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2014/02/08/3268391/george-zimmerman-damon-feldman/

ThinkProgress reports the promoter pulled the plug after the proposed fight generated so much controversy.

As much as Zimmerman deserves to get his ass kicked, he deserves to have it in jail more. This wouldn’t bring back Trayvon Martin, and would only serve to further this murderer’s celebrity more while lining his pockets.

Good. I’m glad it’s canceled.

Full story: http://thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2014/02/08/3268391/george-zimmerman-damon-feldman/

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From the Coca-Cola Facebook page… This is likely the best worst response of the hundreds I sifted through, and as such, deserved its own post. You have racist hysteria punctuated with lots of ALL CAPS and exclamation points. There’s American exceptionalism proudly on display, as she insists translating “America the Beautiful” into other languages means we will “BOW DOWN” before them.

Yes, Georgia Ellis is real. She would like you to know that “we here in America speak America”. Why? Because the “supper bowl” is an “AMERICA GAME.” Now I’m just picturing KFC selling football-themed famous bowls and labeling them “supper bowls”. 

My second favorite posts would be the people who either don’t know “America the Beautiful” is NOT the national anthem, or the folks insisting they’re switching to Sprite or another Coca-Cola owned brand because they don’t care to look up what Coca-Cola actually distributes. How can you be bothered to do that when it’s just so much easier to fly off half-cocked?

From the Coca-Cola Facebook page… This is likely the best worst response of the hundreds I sifted through, and as such, deserved its own post. You have racist hysteria punctuated with lots of ALL CAPS and exclamation points. There’s American exceptionalism proudly on display, as she insists translating “America the Beautiful” into other languages means we will “BOW DOWN” before them.

Yes, Georgia Ellis is real. She would like you to know that “we here in America speak America”. Why? Because the “supper bowl” is an “AMERICA GAME.” Now I’m just picturing KFC selling football-themed famous bowls and labeling them “supper bowls”.

My second favorite posts would be the people who either don’t know “America the Beautiful” is NOT the national anthem, or the folks insisting they’re switching to Sprite or another Coca-Cola owned brand because they don’t care to look up what Coca-Cola actually distributes. How can you be bothered to do that when it’s just so much easier to fly off half-cocked?

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Coca-Cola's "Why #AmericaIsBeautiful" commercial on Facebook

In case you missed why the xenophobes are melting down tonight, here’s the ad that sparked a racist rage fest on Coca-Cola’s Facebook page. This links directly to the post on Facebook. Be warned: Racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, classist, homophobic bile most vile abounds. 

So do massive trolling opportunities if you’re feeling puckish.

I’m looking at you, hawkamania.

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