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Oct 15, 2012

Focus:Indigenous Rights
Action Request:Petition
Location:United States

GAP: Discontinue the Manifest Destiny T-Shirt: Petition on Change.Org

Society & Culture  (tags: manifest destiny, genocide, indigenous people, oppression, racism, inequality )
BMutiny  - change.org
This article of clothing promotes a belief that has resulted in the mass genocide of indigenous people, and it serves to normalize oppression. This shirt is marketed to teens and young adults, and it gives no context for racism and inequality that persist







GAP is selling a black shirt with the words "MANIFEST DESTINY" written on it. This article of clothing promotes a belief that has resulted in the mass genocide of indigenous people, and it serves to normalize oppression. This shirt is marketed to teens and young adults, and it gives no context for the racism and inequality that persists in our society, to this day, as a result of this doctrine. We are asking that this shirt be discontinued, and that an apology be issued.

Until this is done, we are asking that followers of this petition also consider other means of contacting GAP.
 This includes: *EMAIL* Gap at custserv@gap.com and CC the designer at info@markmcnairy.com;
and/or *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, http://www.facebook.com/gap.

The tshirt that GAP is selling can be seen here: http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=47214&vid=1&pid=349697002

We thank the signers of this petition for their commitment to equality and social justice. 



Petition Letter
I am writing to express my deep concern about the "MANIFEST DESTINY" Gap shirt currently being sold in stores across the United States and online. The belief of "manifest destiny" is a devastating one, and it has resulted in the genocide of millions. We are asking Gap to realize that by selling this shirt, it indicates that the company is either racist, and/or ignorant, and/or insensitive to the true meaning of the phrase. We are asking that this shirt be discontinued immediately, and that an apology be issued to the Native American and other indigenous people around the world who have been tragically affected by this doctrine.

Please, do the right thing. Discontinue this shirt immediately and issue an apology.
Sincerely,
Visibility: Everyone
Posted: Monday October 15, 2012, 1:43 pm
Tags: people destiny indigenous genocide racism oppression manifest inequality

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