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Macy's Pulls Potentially Offensive T-Shirt (Offensive to Hispanics)
MyFox Dallas ^ | 7-23-07

Posted on 07/24/2007 8:09:59 AM PDT by Bladerunnuh

Macy's department store is no longer selling a T-shirt that might offend some members of the Hispanic community.

According to Macy's, one of its goals is to provide an exclusive line of clothing geared toward Latina shoppers looking to express cultural identity through fashion.

However, one such item might have actually offended potential Hispanic customers, so the company pulled it during the weekend.

The T-shirt, which reads

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdfw.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hispanics; macys; pc; retail; tshirt
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1 posted on 07/24/2007 8:10:02 AM PDT by Bladerunnuh
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To: Bladerunnuh

AKA: “Macys is the New Dumb”


2 posted on 07/24/2007 8:12:57 AM PDT by xcamel ("It's Talk Thompson Time!" >> irc://irc.freenode.net/fredthompson)
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To: Bladerunnuh

Rats. I thought it was going to say, “I swam the Rio Grande to become an illegal immigrant and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.”


3 posted on 07/24/2007 8:13:23 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, ad now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: Bladerunnuh

What about offending the white community?


4 posted on 07/24/2007 8:13:58 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Bladerunnuh

Oh. I thought it might have something like UPS’s “What can brown do for you.”


5 posted on 07/24/2007 8:14:18 AM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: 2banana

Brown is the new white. White is the old white.


6 posted on 07/24/2007 8:15:07 AM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: Bladerunnuh

I’d like to know who the manufacturer is.


7 posted on 07/24/2007 8:15:08 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: 3AngelaD

LOL!


8 posted on 07/24/2007 8:15:18 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: sageb1

The shirts were probably made in China.


9 posted on 07/24/2007 8:15:46 AM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: Bladerunnuh

$24.95 for THAT? The PRICE is what’s offensive....


10 posted on 07/24/2007 8:16:09 AM PDT by thulldud ("Para inglÚs, oprima el dos.")
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To: 2banana

That was my thought. The message seems to be one that would “empower” non-whites.


11 posted on 07/24/2007 8:16:11 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: 3AngelaD

Maybe it’s just because I’m Scottish, but isn’t $24.95 a bit much for a T-shirt?


12 posted on 07/24/2007 8:16:30 AM PDT by Bladerunnuh
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To: Bladerunnuh

$25 for a frickin tshirt?


13 posted on 07/24/2007 8:16:55 AM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: Bladerunnuh

Did they ever think it might be offensive to the WHITE person?


14 posted on 07/24/2007 8:17:25 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: sageb1

Someone yellow laughing at the stupid round eyes, I would think.

(yes, intentionally politically incorrect; I so don’t care about race)


15 posted on 07/24/2007 8:17:50 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: Bladerunnuh

Gosh, I thought it was going to be something like “Mexican-Americans (pause) don’t like to get up early (pause) but they have to (pause) so they do it kind of slooooow.”


16 posted on 07/24/2007 8:18:00 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus ("Eat yer groatcakes, Porgy!" "Heavy on the thirty weight, Mom!")
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To: Bladerunnuh

I thought it might be considered offensive since it’s in English.


17 posted on 07/24/2007 8:18:26 AM PDT by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: Bladerunnuh

Forgot to say: brown, in Spanish, translated as moreno or marena, literally dark skinned, is actually a compliment. If you call a Mexican woman a “morenita,” you are admiring her. This is what the Anglo reporters didn’t get when they reported in outrage on the elder Bushes referring to their Jeb grandchildren as “morenitos.” It was an affectionate, admiring reference, not a racist slur.


18 posted on 07/24/2007 8:18:33 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, ad now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: Bladerunnuh

Seems like a bigger insult to whites. Brown is “it” now, and white ain’t no mo’.


19 posted on 07/24/2007 8:19:03 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Enterprise
The shirts were probably made in China.

They certainly weren't made in Mexico... their workforce is all over here.

20 posted on 07/24/2007 8:19:14 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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