Huff Post: Educate Your Relatives This Holiday Season With A 'F*ck Your Racist Grandma' Sweatshirt

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  1. TidWell

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    Another great article from the women of Huff po

    This holiday season, show your relatives you love them by bestowing upon them the gift of activism without even having to say anything.

    Splendid Rain Co., created by New Jersey-based student Olatiwa Karade, is a politically charged clothing line that currently includes sweatshirts emblazoned with phrases like “Don’t touch me, don’t touch my hair, don’t touch my culture,” “Africa is not a country” and our personal favorite, “F*ck your racist grandma.”

    Karade’s pieces, modeled by her above, have made an unsurprising splash on the internet in recent weeks.

    She was inspired to create the line by the 2016 presidential election. Karade told HuffPost it was not just the winner and his “blatantly racist” supporters who provided this inspiration.

    “I was heavily supporting Bernie Sanders, and I think a lot of people weren’t talking about the other side of racism and hate we were seeing, a lot of which was coming from a lot of liberal people on the Bernie side,” she said. “Whenever he would come out and talk about Sandra Bland, or talk about anyone who was a victim of police brutality, of racism, of prejudice, his following would really go on their ‘all lives matter’ tirade. I just felt extremely excluded and felt like I didn’t have a voice when it came to race relations.”

    That feeling of being isolated ― along with a romantic relationship in which she says she faced racism and prejudice from her then-partner’s family ― left Karade looking for a way to channel her anger into something productive.

    “I had to realize that it’s human to be upset about something that was upsetting, and I had a right to feel anger,” she said. “If I’m stopping myself because I’m angry, I need to figure out how to make that into something else and recreate it into something productive that helps me cope with my anger as opposed to just sitting in it. ”

    Considering Karade’s artistic background (she designer her own prom dress and has created her own Afropunk looks), the sweatshirts seemed like an obvious choice. She made the first ― “Columbus was a murderer” ― to wear herself on Columbus Day. “I wore it around school and posted a photo on Facebook,” she said, “and people were like, ‘We love this so much, when will you make them?’”

    When she finally got around to offering more on Thanksgiving, the response was immediate and intense. She made a few samples and before the morning was over, she was sold out.When she finally got around to offering more on Thanksgiving, the response was immediate and intense. She made a few samples and before themorning was over, she was sold out.

    Karade simply creates the slogans from experiences she has had. “I love my slogans, they’re very important to me and are honestly my thoughts,” she said. “They are in my head. This is what I think when people talk to me and I’m like, ‘What are you saying?’”

    Beyond using the sweatshirts as a way to express her emotions, they can also be used as a tool to educate.

    “We have this generation of people who are like, ‘Oh, yeah, my grandparents lived through three separate revolutions but they’re old and sweet,” she said. “And I’m like ‘OK, but they also vote.’ We have to be honest about the people in our lives and who we need to educate. You can love your grandma, I’m not saying don’t love her, but you also need to be saying, ‘You know, grandma, black people are human.’ That’s an important thing to say to her.”

    Karade said her friends and family have been extremely supportive, with many people approaching her to tell herthe sweatshirts speak to their own experiences. Still, it’s hard to imagine that someone wouldn’t have something to say about them.

    “When I wear them, I think people are too intimidated to say anything to me, honestly,” she said. “There’s probably a lot of talk when I leave the room, but at least when I’m there no one says anything. And that’s kind of the point anyway.”






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  2. Rematch

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    Sone college kid somewhere did something, everyone gather up for hugs and support. We'll get through this.
     
  4. Black Helicopters

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    I'm literally shaking. Someone post a liberal bashing thread to counteract this.
     
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  5. spin_

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  6. Teppodama

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    Maybe she can make enough to pay off her student loan.
     
  7. Bald1

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    Edgy.

    Made me wonder if my grandparents were racist or not. I honestly don't know.
     
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    Why is this a thread????

    Fuckin useless!...
     
  9. Kafir-kun

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    There's a certain subset of mostly young leftists that see no value in civility, in fact they glorify the opposite of it. There's this example and also those videos of little kids spouting curse words and leftists talking points off the top of my head.
     
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    Jail your Abuela*

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    not a diss, but with that avatar you should start typing with a lisp. Thucking Uthleth.
     
  12. Bald1

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    Yeah. I don't see the point in being rude just to be rude, not trying to illustrate a point just trying to piss people off. It's like an even cheaper version of Milo.

    Meh. There are more concerning things out there, but there does seem to be a trend of showing overt anger at *others*. And that mindset ain't cool.
     
  13. Teppodama

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    Maybe that boyfriends family she mentioned didn't have a problem with her being Black. Maybe she's just a rude angry bitch and they found that offputting.
     
  14. Kafir-kun

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    Maybe but even if so it could've been her having a false positive based on prior experiences. My view is racism is more prevalent than whites realize and less prevalent than minorities think. Whites will be more likely to miss it while minorities will be more likely to experience false positives and see it when its not really there.
     
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    Somehow the bitch is making money though. Lazy, shit t-shirts with nothing else but text on it but the people still buy it. The demand's there.
     
  16. LogicalInsanity

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    Racist unclassy un civil and does nothing to forward intelligent discourse in this already divided country. But I'm not surprised coming from the left, the new left
     
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    To be honest, ive never heard Milo say a hateful or discriminatory sentence. Usually he is the victim, though he doesn' play the victim card
     
  18. Morning Star

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    I think the quality of those shirts are more offensive than what's on them.
     
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    As with most discussions the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. I admit to believing that Canada was mostly racism free, then I asked uncomfortable questions of a few people in my life I trust implicitly and got a clearer picture.
     
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    He goes out of his way to provoke and that's where the comparison comes in. The difference is that he can usually back his statements up to varying degrees. He's not going to call anyones grandma racist without being able to support it in some way.
     
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