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This Week in Racism

Forever 21 Wants to Sell Hip-Hop T-Shirts to White Kids

Selling shirts with famous black faces on it to white people isn't about destroying or cruelly appropriating black culture, it's just about making money.

by Dave Schilling
Sep 27 2013, 5:20pm

Welcome to a another edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking news stories on a scale of 1 to RACIST, with “1” being the least racist and “RACIST” being the most racist.

- Your troubled younger cousin's favorite fashion brand Forever 21 has yet again stepped in a huge, steaming pile of shit by releasing clothes deemed to be racially insensitive. Back when Navajo print was all the rage, the clothing chain released a whole line of products featuring the ubiquitous patterns, going so far as to sell panties they referred to as the "Navajo Hipster," which was a trademark violation (the tribe owns a bunch of trademarks relating to the word "Navajo") as well as being pretty gross.

This month's controversy is about Forever 21's selling of N.W.A. T-shirts. The tweet that got people pissed off simply said, "New arrivals... straight outta Compton." It was quickly deleted, but not before the internet took up arms against the "white oppressor."

"Can’t help it, I’m a racist. I don’t like asians or Hispanics and I especially don’t like blacks. I’d call myself a white supremacist if it weren’t for the fact that I don’t like those people either. I guess I just don’t like anybody. That said, I still want to get laid. [Interested in] free white woman of any sort … just so long as you’ve never had sex with any black guys. [...] I realize I’m not very charming, so I can compensate for your time too. … I’m as real as Helter Skelter."

A police investigator posed as a 15-year-old cheerleader, and Leggett offered her money to have sex with him in a van. (How stereotypical can you get?) Let's never forget that bigots and assholes need love too. They just usually have to pay for it. RACIST

The Most Racist Tweets of the Week:

Ice Cube
Forever 21
racists texts
racist sex offenders
the inevitable homogenization of revolutionary politics through pop culture