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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 inglés, 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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To: hophead; Bladerunnuh

You obviously don’t buy a lot of “designer” T-shirts. Check out Bloomingdale’s {owned by Macy’s} website for a real eye-opener.


21 posted on 07/24/2007 8:21:13 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: 2banana
"What about offending the white community?"

For some strange reason corporations are rarely concerned about offending us. If the main stream doesn't report it than they are not going to be concerned about it too much. The main stream media has the real power here. They dictate what is and is not OK and corporations listen.

22 posted on 07/24/2007 8:21:33 AM PDT by SwordofTruth (God is good all the time.)
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To: MeanWestTexan
have you ever noticed that in Japanese animation, the characters always have any hair color other than black, their eyes are always huge and any color other than brown?


23 posted on 07/24/2007 8:22:24 AM PDT by Bladerunnuh
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To: 2banana

That was my first thought when I saw the tee shirt.

Boycott Macy’s.


24 posted on 07/24/2007 8:26:17 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Bladerunnuh

Let’s start with declaring the category Hispanic offensive. American is just fine for everyone.


25 posted on 07/24/2007 8:28:51 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: Bladerunnuh

I have not, but I did notice lots of bottle-blond Chinese “girls” when I was going to China in recent past (business travel, nothing good).

Eat weird stuff; being of Jewish extraction turned out to be very useful, in that I could refuse to eat lots of stuff and they would buy it.


26 posted on 07/24/2007 8:29:35 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: Bladerunnuh

And do you notice you can see her panties and the indication of her private parts?

A pedophiles’ delight.


27 posted on 07/24/2007 8:29:54 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: Bladerunnuh

If this is offensive to Hispanics why isn’t it offensive to Indians, Pakistanis, Samoans, Bangladeshis, Moroccans...?


28 posted on 07/24/2007 8:29:55 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Bladerunnuh

29 posted on 07/24/2007 8:31:51 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

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

My thoughts exactly. It was a disturbing phrase for me. Yes, I’m white.


30 posted on 07/24/2007 8:32:00 AM PDT by excalibur1701
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To: Bladerunnuh

I noticed her anima-camel-toe also and am greatly offended, yes yes.
Would you undress, then re-dress this instrument of Satan in a burkha?
By Allah’s beard, my wrath does wax exceedingly wroth


31 posted on 07/24/2007 8:33:02 AM PDT by tumblindice ( Ask me about my painful groin boil, no no. The pain, the pain. Robot, use your laser, Danger Danger)
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To: Bladerunnuh

If they had any 8allz, it would say “BROWN IS THE NEW BLACK”


32 posted on 07/24/2007 8:33:28 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Stick to talking about your own candidate. We’re smart enough to figure out the rest on our own.)
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To: Bladerunnuh

“Got English?” would be a good T-shirt slogan...


33 posted on 07/24/2007 8:33:46 AM PDT by traditional1
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To: xcamel; SoCalPol
"Brown is the new white"

How is this offensi.....oh, they sold this outside of California??!!

34 posted on 07/24/2007 8:34:38 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (DUNCAN HUNTER '08 (I'll add Thompson if he ever decides to enter the race))
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To: Bladerunnuh

I think this shirt is very offensive to Whites, actually.


35 posted on 07/24/2007 8:35:43 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Bladerunnuh
New line: Macy's

"Beginning this week, Macy's shoppers will see T-shirts with sayings such as "Se Habla Español," "M is for Mija" and "Brown is the New White" in select stores.

They're the designs of Mexico City-based NaCo apparel company, and they're aimed at young, trend-setting, "Mexican hip" shoppers, the store says. "NaCo is about culture, expression, creativity with an urban 'Latino' twist," says a written statement. The shirts sell for $24.99 at www.macys.com and in select stores throughout Texas and Atlanta. In North Texas, the Macy's stores at NorthPark Center in Dallas (469-232-3600), Irving Mall (972-257-4800) and Vista Ridge Mall in Lewisville (972-315-5600) carry the line. "

36 posted on 07/24/2007 8:36:08 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: traditional1

“Got English?”

Hey that’s funny, but you know what? If we wore one of those, we’d get stabbed.


37 posted on 07/24/2007 8:36:09 AM PDT by Bladerunnuh
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To: Bladerunnuh

I think this shirt is very offensive to Whites, actually.


38 posted on 07/24/2007 8:36:51 AM PDT by montag813
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To: squarebarb

What I notice is the schoolgirl uniform. Japanese love little schoolgirls in uniform.


39 posted on 07/24/2007 8:37:12 AM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: 2banana

Are you offended? I’m not. I’m white and proud of it. I don’t care what anyone else thinks of me.


40 posted on 07/24/2007 8:37:57 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Rush has done more for our country from where he sits than anyone will ever know.)
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To: Bladerunnuh
I thought maybe the shirt read "LA RAZA" which should be offensive to everyone...but for some reason is not treated that way.
41 posted on 07/24/2007 8:38:10 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG (Apparently my former party considers me an "ugly nativist".)
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To: excalibur1701
My thoughts exactly. It was a disturbing phrase for me. Yes, I’m white.

It should be disturbing, because the La Raza types fervently believe it.

42 posted on 07/24/2007 8:38:25 AM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: Bladerunnuh
...Maybe it’s just because I’m Scottish...

;-)

43 posted on 07/24/2007 8:38:37 AM PDT by Inquisitive1 (I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance - Socrates)
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To: Bladerunnuh

Macy’s is the new store I no longer will shop. Let them earn thier living from illegal aliens.


44 posted on 07/24/2007 8:38:47 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Bladerunnuh
I thought the shirt had this on it:


45 posted on 07/24/2007 8:39:17 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Rudy, Mayor of Sanctuary City)
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To: hophead
$25 for a frickin tshirt?

I picked me up some Halo3 teeshirts for that price. Doesn't seem high to me.

46 posted on 07/24/2007 8:39:18 AM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Bladerunnuh
"If we wore one of those, we’d get stabbed."

Yeah....or arrested for a "hate crime"....

47 posted on 07/24/2007 8:40:23 AM PDT by traditional1
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To: Bladerunnuh
Maybe Macy's can replace it with this shirt.


48 posted on 07/24/2007 8:40:50 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG (Apparently my former party considers me an "ugly nativist".)
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To: Bladerunnuh

Here they come! Get ready to back down and bow down and change your national language! And if there is anyting else they want you to do, believe me, they will let you know. Fast.


49 posted on 07/24/2007 8:41:14 AM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

>>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.”<<

Mexican-Americans (pause) go to night school (pause) to learn Spanish (pause) and get a C.

(Beaners.....Beaners.....Beaners.....)


50 posted on 07/24/2007 8:42:30 AM PDT by billygoatgruff
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