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Macy's Pulls Potentially Offensive T-Shirt
FOX ^ | Jul 23, 2007

Posted on 07/24/2007 1:14:52 PM PDT by JORGE6

Macy's Says 'No Mas' To Racial T-Shirt Some Call Shirt Offensive

Monday, 23 Jul 2007, 4:59 PM CDT

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 "Brown is the New White," is offensive, according to Hispanic marketing expert Dr. Ed Rincon.

"Macy's doesn't know a whole lot about what Hispanics want in the way of clothing. It also says that Macy's doesn't understand Hispanic culture. More importantly, it says that Macy's doesn't understand the Hispanics that lives in the U.S. and the kinds of products they are looking for," Rincon said.

However, Rincon said some Hispanic customers might enjoy and even purchase the shirt.

Macy's apologized for its decision to sell the shirt, releasing this statement:

"We are constantly looking for unique and differentiated merchandise that will resonate with our customers as hip, current and trendy. We also continue to work in developing business relationships with minority vendors to serve the growing diverse customer base. We apologize if customers have found some of the merchandise offensive and have removed the style that they found objectionable."


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: clothing; illegalimmigration; laraza; macys; spineless; tshirt

1 posted on 07/24/2007 1:14:55 PM PDT by JORGE6
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To: JORGE6

A Puerto Rican friend of mine back in the 70’s, when “Black Power” was the buzz slogan of the day, used to reply, “Black may be beautiful, but Brown wears the crown!”........


2 posted on 07/24/2007 1:18:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: JORGE6

Brown is the New Black. Now, that’s better.


3 posted on 07/24/2007 1:19:37 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: JORGE6

I wonder if a “Kill Whitey” t-shirt would be pulled from the shelves?


4 posted on 07/24/2007 1:24:30 PM PDT by albie
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To: JORGE6

>>”Macy’s doesn’t know a whole lot about what Hispanics want in the way of clothing. It also says that Macy’s doesn’t understand Hispanic culture. More importantly, it says that Macy’s doesn’t understand the Hispanics that lives in the U.S. and the kinds of products they are looking for,” Rincon said.<<

Then you would think that they would simply not buy the shirts instead of forcing Macy’s not to sell them.


5 posted on 07/24/2007 1:25:47 PM PDT by gondramB (If you make a deal with the devil you are the junior partner.)
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To: JORGE6
"Brown is the New White," is offensive, according to Hispanic marketing expert Dr. Ed Rincon.

Hey Doc, I'm always offended to see our gov't agencies list all the *brown* criminals into the white race.

Could you see about changing that ???

6 posted on 07/24/2007 1:34:42 PM PDT by txdoda (Voters to Gov't .......Re: post 9-11 Border Security....... ""The results are Unacceptable."")
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To: JORGE6

I’ve seen the future.

It’s Beige.


7 posted on 07/24/2007 1:38:11 PM PDT by null and void (We are a Nation of Laws... IGNORED Laws...)
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To: JORGE6

Yeah right, and tacos are the new burgers.


8 posted on 07/24/2007 1:38:14 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: JORGE6
Brown is the New White"

Maybe it would have worked better printed on underwear instead of t-shirts. ;)

9 posted on 07/24/2007 1:39:06 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: gondramB
"Then you would think that they would simply not buy the shirts instead of forcing Macy’s not to sell them."

That sounds like exactly what happened.
10 posted on 07/24/2007 1:39:13 PM PDT by ndt
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To: JORGE6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEJfS1v-fU0


11 posted on 07/24/2007 1:39:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (speak English or leave)
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To: gondramB

Macy’s knows that Hispanics with the bucks buy their stuff ~


12 posted on 07/24/2007 1:40:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Red Badger
If you're white, all right.

If you're brown, stick around.

If you're black, get back.

Heard that a lot on the street in the 60s-70s.

13 posted on 07/24/2007 1:42:04 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: null and void

So your saying Michael Jackson is the future?


14 posted on 07/24/2007 1:46:02 PM PDT by sticker
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To: JORGE6
"Macy's doesn't know a whole lot about what Hispanics want in the way of clothing. It also says that Macy's doesn't understand Hispanic culture.

Remember the days when suggesting that all members of a minority acted the same was called "racism" or "bigotry?"

Has anyone stopped to think that hispanics like other Americans have different tastes, views and opinions on just about everything?

15 posted on 07/24/2007 1:48:38 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: sticker

Ummmm. No. I said beige, not freak.


16 posted on 07/24/2007 1:52:36 PM PDT by null and void (We are a Nation of Laws... IGNORED Laws...)
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To: anymouse

LOL!


17 posted on 07/24/2007 1:56:48 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: JORGE6
The T-shirt, which reads "Brown is the New White," is offensive, according to Hispanic marketing expert Dr. Ed Rincon.

To whom?


18 posted on 07/24/2007 1:57:11 PM PDT by infidel29 (The US Military: Doing the job politicians don't want to do.)
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To: sticker
So your saying Michael Jackson is the future?

No, I heard he ordered another tanker truck of clorox!

Tan Be The Man


19 posted on 07/24/2007 2:13:24 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: albie
I'm not sure, but the "Fightin' Whites" shirt would probably fly off the shelves:


21 posted on 07/24/2007 2:21:07 PM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: JORGE6
How about a shirt that says-- Please don't kill me
22 posted on 07/24/2007 2:30:47 PM PDT by Bladerunnuh
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To: JORGE6
Macy's Says 'No Mas'

Now there's a T-shirt. Gimme one that says THAT.

23 posted on 07/24/2007 2:32:58 PM PDT by Migraine (...diversity is great... until it happens to YOU...)
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To: Migraine
I haven't seen it available, but there are alternatives.
24 posted on 07/24/2007 2:37:04 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: JORGE6
The T-shirt, which reads "Brown is the New White," is offensive

You're darned right it is. But not to Hispanics ...

25 posted on 07/24/2007 2:59:02 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack

Got that right.


26 posted on 07/24/2007 3:38:29 PM PDT by FReepapalooza
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27 posted on 07/24/2007 3:55:42 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

28 posted on 07/24/2007 4:13:39 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: JORGE6

What no apology to white consumers for their pandering?

Fire your buyer.

Merry Christmas, Macy’s. Adios.


29 posted on 07/24/2007 4:50:54 PM PDT by Goldie Lurks (professional moonbat catcher)
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