Yup, that’s a t-shirt Gap is selling.
Despicable and insensitive and bigoted? Yes. It promotes a belief that has resulted in mass genocide of indigenous people in the Americas, and it serves to normalize and glorify oppression. More from the change.org petition (inspired and started by fellow MSWs):
This shirt is marketed to teens and young adults and it gives no context of the racism and inequality that persists in our society, to this day, as a result of this doctrine.
And here’s what the designer Mark McNairy tweeted in response to protest against his shirt design:
Yup, even more despicable.
What you can do:
- SIGN the petition
- EMAIL Gap at email@example.com and CC the designer at firstname.lastname@example.org
- WRITE A REVIEW of this shirt on the product’s page
- CALL Gap at (650) 952-4400
- MESSAGE or COMMENT on the Gap Facebook company page