Black Man’s ‘Caucasians’ T-Shirt Highlights Redskins Logo Hypocrisy

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Frederick Joseph, who is black, decided to conduct a social experiment to find out whether the public would be so apathetic if white people were being mocked.

America’s hypocrisy was on full display when marketing consultant and culture critic Frederick Joseph walked the streets of New York City wearing a “Caucasians” shirt made to resemble the Washington Redskins logo.

Many Native Americans have protested the NFL team’s racially-insensitive logo and have demanded it be changed. However, team owner Dan Snyder continuously refuses. Many fans of the team and supporters of Snyders’ decision argue that the logo is simply tradition and not racist or offensive.

Joseph, who is black, decided to conduct a solo social experiment to find out whether the public would be so apathetic if white people were being mocked.

Unsurprisingly, strangers on the street were offended and appalled by Joseph’s T-shirt, looking at him with contempt, and one person even called him an a**hole.

Joseph took to Twitter to recap his experience, emphasizing the hypocrisy displayed all too often in America.

“As I walked through Manhattan, people looked at me and rolled their eyes, pointed, made snide comments, etc.,” Joseph wrote. “But, I’ve never seen white people do the same when people are wearing 'Redskins' apparel, which is actually racist versus the word 'Caucasians' and a white man logo.”

At the end of his thread, he challenged others to try similar experiments of their own and gauge the reactions they receive.

“I hope to see people in cities like D.C. or Cleveland conduct these experiments as well,” he told HuffPost.

Even without conducting the experiment, it is probably safe to surmise that anyone who attempts this stunt — particularly a person of color — would garner the same responses as Joseph, or worse.

Deception is deeply rooted in the history of the United States and is displayed by our political leaders on a daily basis. However, Joseph’s experiment is a testament to the fact that the most egregious hypocrisy can be seen in how this country deals with race.

Nothing is ever worthy of mass outrage and uproar until it affects white people, hence why racism is still alive and well in 2018 and why the Washington Redskins derogatory logo remains in effect. 

Banner/Thumbnail Photo Credit: Getty Images, electravk

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