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Africa, cnn.com, and Memes: H&M Closes All Of Their Stores In South Africa After Protest @balleralert HA H&M Closes All Of Their Stores In South Africa After Protest -blogged by @peachkyss β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Yesterday we reported that South African protesters took matters into their own hands after the Swedish brand, H&M, featured an ad with young black boy posing in a sweatshirt that read, β€œCoolest Monkey In The Jungle.” β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) took to six store locations and trashed them to protest the racist ad. Due to the destruction of the Stores, H&M has temporarily closed all of their stores in South Africa, according to CNN. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € H&M released a statement, β€œOut of concern for the safety of our employees and customers we have temporarily closed all stores in the area. None of our staff or customers have been injured. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will open the stores as soon as the situation is safe again. We strongly believe that racism and bias in any shape or form, deliberate or accidental, are simply unacceptable. We stress that our wonderful store staff had nothing to do with our poorly judged product and image.”
Africa, cnn.com, and Memes: H&M Closes All Of Their Stores
 In South Africa After Protest
 @balleralert
 HA
H&M Closes All Of Their Stores In South Africa After Protest -blogged by @peachkyss β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Yesterday we reported that South African protesters took matters into their own hands after the Swedish brand, H&M, featured an ad with young black boy posing in a sweatshirt that read, β€œCoolest Monkey In The Jungle.” β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) took to six store locations and trashed them to protest the racist ad. Due to the destruction of the Stores, H&M has temporarily closed all of their stores in South Africa, according to CNN. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € H&M released a statement, β€œOut of concern for the safety of our employees and customers we have temporarily closed all stores in the area. None of our staff or customers have been injured. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will open the stores as soon as the situation is safe again. We strongly believe that racism and bias in any shape or form, deliberate or accidental, are simply unacceptable. We stress that our wonderful store staff had nothing to do with our poorly judged product and image.”

H&M Closes All Of Their Stores In South Africa After Protest -blogged by @peachkyss β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Yesterday we reported that South African...

Africa, Donald Trump, and Memes: Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids" And All Nigerians Live In "Huts" After Losing Fight For Discriminatory Travel Ban @balleralert Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids” And All Nigerians Live In β€œHuts” After Losing Fight For Discriminatory Travel Ban – blogged by @MsJennyb β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Just months after Donald Trump launched the controversial travel ban, which restricted travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, Trump held a meeting to discuss this year’s immigration statistics. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € According to The New York Times, six officials who, either attended or were told about the meeting, said Trump read from a document that was written by his domestic policy adviser, Stephen Miller. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β€œHaiti had sent 15,000 people. They β€œall have AIDS,” Trump said, according to one person who was there. Another person, who was briefed about the meeting by another attendee, confirmed the statement. β€œForty thousand had come from Nigeria. Once they had seen the United States, they would never β€œgo back to their huts” in Africa,” the Celebrity-in-Chief reportedly continued, according to two other officials. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € The New York Times reports that things eventually heated up in the meeting between John F. Kelly, Miller, and Rex W. Tillerson, to the point where the rest of the staffers were asked to leave. However, the staff members were still able to hear Trump scolding the senior advisors after their exit. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Following the release of the report, White House correspondent Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied that Trump used the words, β€œAids” or β€œhuts” to describe any immigrants. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β€œGeneral Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims,” she said. β€œIt’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous β€˜sources’ anyway.” β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Other meeting attendees said they did not hear Trump say those words, but two others said they did and spread the message.
Africa, Donald Trump, and Memes: Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids" And All
 Nigerians Live In "Huts" After Losing Fight For
 Discriminatory Travel Ban
 @balleralert
Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids” And All Nigerians Live In β€œHuts” After Losing Fight For Discriminatory Travel Ban – blogged by @MsJennyb β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Just months after Donald Trump launched the controversial travel ban, which restricted travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, Trump held a meeting to discuss this year’s immigration statistics. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € According to The New York Times, six officials who, either attended or were told about the meeting, said Trump read from a document that was written by his domestic policy adviser, Stephen Miller. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β€œHaiti had sent 15,000 people. They β€œall have AIDS,” Trump said, according to one person who was there. Another person, who was briefed about the meeting by another attendee, confirmed the statement. β€œForty thousand had come from Nigeria. Once they had seen the United States, they would never β€œgo back to their huts” in Africa,” the Celebrity-in-Chief reportedly continued, according to two other officials. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € The New York Times reports that things eventually heated up in the meeting between John F. Kelly, Miller, and Rex W. Tillerson, to the point where the rest of the staffers were asked to leave. However, the staff members were still able to hear Trump scolding the senior advisors after their exit. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Following the release of the report, White House correspondent Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied that Trump used the words, β€œAids” or β€œhuts” to describe any immigrants. β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β€œGeneral Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims,” she said. β€œIt’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous β€˜sources’ anyway.” β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Other meeting attendees said they did not hear Trump say those words, but two others said they did and spread the message.

Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids” And All Nigerians Live In β€œHuts” After Losing Fight For Discriminatory Travel Ban – blogged by @MsJenn...