Mike Norman of Marietta, Georgia owns a bar called Mulligan’s. He and his clientele have been selling shirts that portray the vilest and most despicable kind of racist rhetoric that I have seen in my life.
But, of course, he has the right to do so in America. But then again, so do we.
For those of you that are interested:
698 Roswell St Se
Marietta, GA 30060 Map
***update*** LOOK WHAT SIMON FOUND Mulligans YELP listing! Thanks Simon.
This is Mike Norman, the life-time conservative owner of the bar and designer of the shirts, who stands by his shirts saying:
”It’s not racist. It just looks like him.”
That’s your free speech right buddy. Now it’s our turn.
See the CNN video here.
On several sites, there seems to be a question as to what kind of sheltered life I have led if this is the most offensive act of racism I have seen.
let’s put this into perspective, shall we?
We live in a country that exploited slaves for centuries.
We just recently passed a civil rights act to protect the freedoms of black people and minorities.
Now, young people, of all races, and older people who lived through the riots and the segregation of the ’50′s and ’60′s, all share a moment in history: the nomination of a African American to be the Democratic Candidate for the office of President of the United States of America. The highest office in the land.
And this man, for whatever reason, takes the time to design, contract, ship, open, and displays shirts that reflect the absolute worst possible racist slander he could imagine, toward that very same history making candidate.
It is his fear of a black president that created this shirt. His kind of racist bigotry should never be ignored. We must expose it where we find it and call it out for what it is. Lest we forget the lesson of Harold Ford and that now famous tv ad his rivals ran.
(alright, I took “white trash” out of the title. I am related to one of the commenters who didn’t like it.)