[Cross-posted by request from Know Good White People]
Calling a few adventurous anti-racists…
I am conducting an experiment, and I need the help of ten people of various ethnic backgrounds who are willing to participate.
The experiment will simply entail wearing a (free) t-shirt that features a photo of an abolitionist hero with the message “I’ll choose my own heroes, thank you.” Participants must agree to post about reactions to the shirt.
There are two different t-shirts in the experiment. Both feature white American abolitionists. One of the t-shirts features a picture of John Brown, the other a picture of James and Lucretia Mott. See samples of each shirt below.
Of course, the text on the shirt would indicate that the individual depicted there is indeed someone you would choose as a hero — if that is not the case, you would not be an appropriate candidate for this experiment. I am looking for participants who would choose John Brown and/or James and Lucretia Mott as individuals they would refer to as heroes.
The shirt is free to ten selected participants who write to "knowgoodwhitepeople" at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include a brief paragraph about your interest and/or involvement in anti-racist issues, indicate your ethnicity(ies), and tell me why you are interested in this experiment. Also please include a mailing address, and indicate which of the shirts you would prefer (and why).
These t-shirts (prior to decoration) are produced by American Apparel. To read about their committment to a sweat-shop free work environment and fair wages and benefits for their employees visit:
UPDATE: knowgoodwhitepeople adds:
Damn, I thought I was doing my homework when I found AA. :-( It is ridiculously difficult to find a clothing manufacturer that is not tied in some way to the abuse of human beings.
Does anyone know of a cruelty-free t-shirt manufacturer?