Derby #38: The Year You Were Born

1968

Rejected because: It is the defining image of the 1968 Olympics. It is also copyrighted. http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/10/03/olympics_narrowweb__300x427,0.jpg

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derekfilley


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Re: 1968


Right... 'black power'.

This shirt can't be rejected fast enough.


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TravelingKailey


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Just my 2 cents...
the silhouette loses too much detail. I know the head is hanging down but it looks like he has no head.

zenwill


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derekfilley wrote:Right... 'black power'.

This shirt can't be rejected fast enough.


Rejected on what grounds? Just the fact that you don't like it?

kylemittskus


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Re: 1968


My friend has a shirt exactly like this. He bought it at like, Urban Outfitters or something. This is not an original idea.

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SailorButterfly


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Hmm...not sure if Woot will print that high on the shoulder. But, stranger things have happened.

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derekfilley


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zenwill wrote:Rejected on what grounds? Just the fact that you don't like it?


Rejected for the same reason a 'KKK' shirt would be rejected. Woot tends to frown on racism.


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BigKuntry


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This gesture / event has nothing to do with racism or the KKK... It's about black pride and in no way demeans or diminishes another race...

Learn your history...

When "The Star-Spangled Banner" played, Smith and Carlos delivered the salute with heads bowed, a gesture which became front page news around the world. As they left the podium they were booed by the crowd. Smith later said "If I win, I am American, not a black American. But if I did something bad, then they would say I am a Negro. We are black and we are proud of being black. Black America will understand what we did tonight."

derekfilley


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BigKuntry wrote:
Learn your history...


Indeed, if you are claiming that 'black power' is not entirely about racism, then I suggest you might benefit from a little history lesson.

In regards to this particular instance, how is this different from the English soccer team giving the adowwuble cutie-patootie salute during the '38 Olympics?




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Jemmacakes


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my only comment: If you don't know the difference between black self empowerment and the KKK, hon, this country has a long way to go.

I say reject on grounds of copyright infringement, nothing else.

keeeyrist.

BigKuntry


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Couldn't agree more.

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