And This Is Why I Didn’t Stunt The New Yorker

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When people argue that racism has become more covert in the 21st century, images like these and news outlets like FOX News suggest otherwise.

The story goes like this:

When a 25-year-old Manhattan graduate student who was assaulted Tuesday night got dressed that morning, she probably didn’t anticipate that her T-shirt would provoke four teens into shoving her, pulling out her earphones and spitting in her face.

What do kids like these days? I feel like treating.

The story goes on:

Now she’s suing the $69 shirt’s designer, Apollo Braun, for “all he’s got,” the designer claims.

What fool would pay $69 for that plain ass t-shirt?

The designer says:

“I can’t stand Obama,” Braun says, adding that it’s not because the Illinois senator is black. “That’s the only thing I like about him. He opens the door for other minorities.”

“He reminds me of Adolf Hitler,” Braun explained, adding he does not like Obama because “he is a Muslim” — a thoroughly debunked myth.

For the record:

This isn’t Braun’s first sartorial criticism of the Democratic presidential presumptive nominee. He has also sold shirts with slogans such as “Jews Against Obama,” “Obama = Hitler” and “Who Killed Obama?” — which he claims was so popular, he moved 1,200 pieces.

This is not satire. That’s an insult to talented satirists and people with sense everywhere.

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