The Dairy State. The birthplace of the hamburger, Harry Houdini, the republican party, unions and a few special students at UW-Madison who designed and are selling a line of clothing that calls for police to bleed.
Listed on Ebay under Insert Apparel, the entrepreneurial students have five sweatshirts for sale – one in signature UW red displays the message “ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE RACIST” with an item description that reads:
Racism is a set of systemic, institutional, cultural, and epistemological (although not limited to said forms) structures that inherently empowers white folk and in turn disempowers people of. color. This power dictates who lives, have housing, access to education/healthcare etc. Racism has little to do with hatred and mostly to do with who has power. White folk or those who see themselves as white are given said power inherently regardless of socioeconomic class, education etc. This is why white men created race in the first place–to maintain power. Racism gave birth to the idea of race. This is a oversimplified definition.
Another item, in black, reads, “IF I ENCOUNTER ANOTHER COP WITH A GOD COMPLEX I’M GOING TO HAVE TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT THEY ARE HUMAN.”
The description of this hoodie reads: “we can govern ourselves” and says law enforcement is not necessary. The message is an apparent declaration that police officers “with a God complex” should be made to bleed in order to show the world they are human.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison faced harsh backlash last year after claims of racial intolerance on the campus led to the creation of a program called “Our Wisconsin,” a program for freshman that is intended to promote racial tolerance and inclusiveness.
Well isn’t that special?
h/t Campus Reform