A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison students say they’ve received death threats over a collection of controversial sweatshirts they’re selling. Those shirts feature text that include statements like “All White People Are Racist” and “If I Encounter Another Cop With A God Complex, I’m Going To Have To Show The World That They Are Human.”
— Eneale Pickett (@Eneale_Pickett) October 16, 2016
Eneale Pickett, the creator of the clothing line, told a local news station that his goal is to make people uncomfortable. “I made these sweatshirts initially to start a conversation, and now it’s to shift a conversation because people have been talking about race, sexuality and gender, but now I’m doing it to make them uncomfortable. Because in this country, no one really wants to talk about these issues unless they’re truly uncomfortable.” Pickett said.
The students have sold 64 sweatshirts so far, but a lot of folks on social media are not fans of the divisive language emblazoned on the clothing.
@Eneale_Pickett Wearing clothes is appropriating white culture. You need to go back to wearing a grass skirt.
— It’s Happening (@RON_PAULS_GHOST) October 7, 2016
@Eneale_Pickett stop spreading racist nonsense for attention please
— danno (@stokedonlife) October 7, 2016
@Eneale_Pickett so you like making money off of racism, this makes you no better than the people you speak ill of, for the record not all!!
— Mr Anonymous (@DuhIMAnonymous4) October 11, 2016
@Eneale_Pickett YOU are the racists..look in a mirror. I would say search your soul but I can see you’re devoid of one…
— Paulaspaulatics (@paulaspaulatics) October 7, 2016
What’s your take on the clothing line? And would you rock one of these sweatshirts yourself?