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Pete Buttigieg’s “Invest In Black America” T-Shirt Incites Anger, Confusion On Social Media

Pete Buttigieg’s “Invest In Black America” T-Shirt Incites Anger, Confusion On Social Media

Pete Buttigieg's "Invest In Black America" T-Shirt Incites Anger, Confusion On Social Media
Source: store.peteforamerica.com
Pete Buttigieg's "Invest In Black America" T-Shirt Incites Anger, Confusion On Social Media
Source: store.peteforamerica.com

The t-shirt is currently available on Pete Buttigieg’s online store for $27.

Pete Buttigieg is facing criticism for a t-shirt he has on his website geared toward Black supporters.

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The t-shirt, which reads “Invest in Black America,” is currently available on his online store for $27. The apparel has since surfaced on social media, where a number of people have spoken out against it, believing that the presidential candidate is pandering to Black people.

The t-shirt evokes Buttigieg’s “Douglass Plan For Black America,” which is described as a “comprehensive investment in the empowerment of Black America” on his website.

“In committing to a comprehensive plan that focuses on Black Americans, the goal of the Douglass Plan is not to ignore the specific histories and experiences that have impacted other communities of color in the United States. Mayor Pete understands that racism is not just a black and white issue, and that we also need to address the unique challenges facing other communities – from Native communities confronting poverty and dispossession to the Islamophobia impacting Middle Eastern, Arab, and South Asian communities, to dehumanizing immigration policies that stereotype the Latinx community and overlook their vital contributions to our economy,” an explanation of the plan reads. “America’s racist structures were built to justify and perpetuate slavery, and by achieving greater equity for Black Americans we lay the groundwork for achieving greater equity for other people of color as well.”

The plan is named after abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass.

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