September 19, 2017
Do you filthy racists realize that every time a black person sees cotton, it gets flashbacks of the tens of millions of black slaves who were cottoned to death in cotton chambers during the Cottoncaust?
Have a little respect, you fucking nazis!
Crafts store Hobby Lobby is taking serious heat for a store display that one woman is calling “racist.”
On Thursday, Facebook user Daniell Rider posted a photo to Hobby Lobby’s Facebook page, of a vase of cotton flowers displayed in a Texas store. She captioned it, “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘décor.’”
The $29.99 stems (marked down to $15 on the company website) was shared more than 15K times and earned 169K comments, an overwhelming majority of which ridiculed Rider for being “too sensitive” and a few that defended her stance.
The fact that there’s even a single racist out there who would ridicule her suffering proves that the average American is literally Hitler.
“LOL likely written by someone wearing a cotton T-shirt and cotton jeans and cotton underwear,” wrote one Facebook user. “Must not of thought that one through,” wrote someone else.
“Boycott Hobby Lobby,” wrote another.
“This is crazy. Cotton is a fact of life,” added one. “People still pick it. That happened 150 years ago. Slaves also picked tobacco, harvested rice and many other things. We can’t just get rid of them. Well Lowe’s sells chains and rope. You think they should get rid of that too?”
Fucking White supremacists… America will never be a just and prosperous country until everybody is a Mexican.
Hobby Lobby did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment; however, cotton has been igniting backlash recently.
The terrible legacy of the Cottoncaust is still alive and well, so of course it would be talked about.
On Friday, Randy Lowry, the president of Lipscomb University in Nashville, sent an apology letter to African-American students who recently visited his home to discuss university life, some of whom objected to cotton-stalk centerpieces at the president’s home (although it’s unknown whether they were the same that were sold at Hobby Lobby).
“The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” Lowry wrote. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.”
Apologies are not enough. REPARATIONS NOW!!!