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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:25 PM

Adidas Says It's Sorry For Celebrating Black History Month With An All-White Shoe

https://blavity.com/adidas-apologizes-for-its-strange-manner-of-commemorating-black-history-month
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Someone at Adidas thought it was a good idea to celebrate Black History Month with an all-white shoe.

The shoe was part of a collection inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, according to USA Today. To make matters worse, the shoe is called “Ultraboost Uncaged.”

The shoe is completely devoid of color except for the black soles. We guess red and green were busy during the design process.

You may not be surprised to learn the Ultraboost Uncaged was met with immediate disgust by people with common sense

Chris Fields, MLHR @ResumeCrusade Still tripping about this "Adidas drops an all-white shoe called “Uncaged” for Black History Month" How'd that convo go?, "Hey I have a great idea, for black history month, let's make an all white shoe!" - "That's awesome" - I
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The link has a bunch of POC tweets that are outraged at the color of the shoe. Seriously!
here is my fav:
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Reply Adidas Says It's Sorry For Celebrating Black History Month With An All-White Shoe (Original post)
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FreeWheelBurning Feb 8 #1
HerasHeaddress Feb 8 #2
Iron Condor Feb 8 #3
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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:30 PM

1. "Hey I have a great idea, for black history month, let's make an all white shoe!"

That sentance sums up the difference between people who view everything through a racial lense and those who do not.

Also, what is wroing with point 2?

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:32 PM

2. I'd be utterly

exhausted if I were outraged as much and as often as the outrage groups. Imagine tying your identity to more than one. You'd never have time for a life.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 01:52 PM

3. Also, isn't hypertension a major cause of heart attacks?

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Response to Iron Condor (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:51 PM

4. Yes, so I don't

know why the outrage brigade members aren't dropping like flies.

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