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Gap forced to pull T-shirt after backlash over ‘Manifest Destiny’ slogan

By Sadie Whitelocks, Daily Mail, 17 October 2012

Gap t-shirt with slogan “Manifest Destiny,” coined in the 1800s to justify US colonial expansion westward across North America.

A Gap T-shirt emblazoned with the words ‘Manifest Destiny’ has been removed from sale, after consumers branded it racist towards Native Americans.
Shoppers complained that the slogan tee ‘serves to normalize oppression’, as the term was used to justify American expansion into the west during the 19th century.
When the item of clothing went on sale as part of the Gap X GQ limited-edition collection on September 27, a Change.org petition quickly amassed almost 5,000 supporters. Read the rest of this entry

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