BREAKING: Progressive Activists Claim Wearing Clothes Made from Cotton Is 'Racist' Because of the 'Legacy of Slavery'
How much longer will clothing companies perpetuate white supremacy?
Atlanta, Georgia — Progressive activists are sounding the clarion call against clothes made of cotton. They argue that the material, which is commonly used to manufacture clothing, perpetuates the “legacy of slavery and white supremacy.”
The news comes after left-wing commentators recently argued that pictures of birds and coffee drinkers are racist.
African slaves were often forced to pick cotton as part of their daily duties as it became a lucrative cash crop for slaveowners in the South.
Lisa Matthews, a progressive community organizer in Chicago, argued that Americans in 2023 should not be wearing clothes made from the crop.
“African slaves were used to pick cotton for their white masters. It was one of most brutal jobs they could have,” she pointed out. “So why would we want to honor that?”
Hannah Edwards, an independent journalist in Atlanta, argued:
“The history of cotton is marred by racism and supporting that substance is yet another way of upholding white supremacy by reminding black people about the brutal legacy of slavery. Even though I’m white, I understand that when black people see articles of clothing made from cotton, it conjures images of their ancestors being oppressed.”
Eli J. Snow, a progressive YouTuber, posted a video in which he lambasted America for still allowing companies to use cotton to produce a variety of products. “Why haven’t any legislators introduced bills that would ban the use of cotton in — everything?” he asked his audience.
“This just goes to show that white supremacy remains the dominant force in this racist country,” he added.
But it appears cotton is not the only material that has a sordid history. Matthews also told The Smattering that even wearing clothes made from wool could be problematic.
“Suffolk lambs are black when they are first born,” she explained. “Then, they grow these lily white wool fleeces.”
“This further demonstrates how white supremacy even affects animals,” she asserted.
Progressive organizations have called for a widespread boycott of the top clothing brands, including Nike, Gucci, Adidas, and others, claiming their “racist white cis male leadership is intent on subtly promoting white supremacist apparel.”
“Yeah, many of these companies use slave labor to manufacture their goods. But what’s really egregious about this whole thing is that these slaves are also contributing to white supremacy, which makes them racists as well,” said Edwards.
Far-leftist activist groups have planned mass protests across the country. In one incident in Portland, Oregon an anti-cotton protester expressed her outrage by dumping pink paint on anyone wearing clothing made from the crop. “Animal rights activists had the right idea,” she said as a local police officer put her in handcuffs.
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Very thought provoking! I was going to say ‘enlightening’ but I feared upsetting someone. Not only will I rid my closet of all cotton shirts, I will also fold the remaining ones and place them in drawers rather than hang them.
If I see this show up as a real thing later, I'm blaming you.