Wanted to pass along this info because they are in our midst.
We have come a long way from the days of blatant racism.
As CNN’s Lou Dobbs continues to fan the flames of xenophobia and the “Minutemen” vigilantes rouse hatred, we now have to contend with corporate America, which thinks its open season on Latinos.
Urban Outfitters recently began selling offensive tee shirts with a slogan: New Mexico, Cleaner Than Regular Mexico, conjuring negative and racist ideas of the “the dirty Mexican.” Earlier this year, GUESS Inc. removed a similarly offensive tee shirt from its stores that read: Ski Colombia-always plenty of fresh powder! after protests from consumers and people of conscience.
These companies are feeding a social climate where derogatory messages are acceptable. Sign the petition and tell Urban Outfitters to take down the offensive and crude tee shirts.
We can not stand by and allow corporate America to insult Latinos, no matter what our national heritage. We must stand together against such affronts.
Sign the petition and tell Richard Hayne, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Urban Outfitters, Inc. to remove the offensive and crude tee shirts.
Jose Quinonez, BlueLatinos.org
(yea, I know it is a petition, and those are going to change much…but they are a step in the right direction…)