Thank you Sunny Hostin. Let this be a PSA to every white person.
Sunny Hostin is a respected lawyer and a person of color. If she’s telling you that this is a problem, that this is inherent racism, then she’s
probably right. For Paul Callan to try and dismiss her like is obnoxious, yet not surprising. Too many white people in this country think they have the right to tell people of color that we’re overreacting and that we need to settle down. These people complied with police, were calm and did exactly what you’re supposed to do when pulled over by a police officer and look what happened.
Until we have an honest discussion about race in this country, there will always be discourse, there will always be and air of better than. We cannot continue to sweep this under the rug. Their are too many bodies lumping it up. Racism is the thread that sewed this country together. Sunny Hostin is correct and Paul Callan is wrong. Period.
Remember. Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, and Free People are owned by the same asshole. The same asshole that sells cool hip clothing to liberal youth that’s giving money to the likes of Rick Santorum. When you buy clothes, ironic tees, mugs and all that other shit you’re endorsing a man that very well likely does not endorse your lifestyle.
This is tacky, poor taste, and straight up bullshit. Remember that the next time you think about walking in. You have power in where you shop. The fatigue answer of ‘oh, well everywhere is bad so what am I supposed to do?’ is BULL.SHIT.
If you are, or have friends who are, anywhere on the LGBTQ spectrum: DO NOT SHOP AT THESE STORES
If you are, or have any friends who are, women and feel like they should have their own say over their reproductive organs: DO NOT SHOP AT THESE STORES
If you are, or have any friends who, don’t think some conservative asshole has the right to treat you like a second class citizen: DO NOT SHOP AT THESE STORES.
Know that if you come to me with your new anything from#URBANOUTFITTERS, #ANTHROPOLOGIE or #FREEPEOPLE that I’m judging you… harshly with my mind because you’ve always decided to negatively judge me and mine with your dollars.
Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.
(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)
But no, seriously. You need to read this and do this. This is one of those things that will effect you directly