Racism, corporate and Christian awakenings, and police blotters

From Harper’s Weekly Report:

Colgate-Palmolive announced that it is considering changing the brand name Darlie, which is marketed in Chinese as “Black person toothpaste”; the line was formerly called “Darkie” and used a man in blackface for its logo.


The Washington Redskins officially recognized Juneteenth; an Amazon warehouse in Chicago served chicken and waffles to celebrate the holiday; and Snapchat introduced and later apologized for a Juneteenth filter that superimposed CGI chains behind a user’s head that broke when the user smiled.

The Minnesota jail that currently holds Derek Chauvin was accused of bias after allowing only white officers to guard or communicate with him. In response to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Georgia’s Senate approved a bill penalizing hate crimes that includes police officers on the list of “protected classes.” An Austrian man was fined $565 and charged with “offending public decency” for farting at a group of police officers. The Viennese police responded in a tweet: “Our colleagues don’t like to be farted at so much.”

An Atlanta megachurch pastor was criticized for suggesting the term “white privilege” be replaced with “white blessing.”

After NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its events, a noose was left in the garage stall of NASCAR’s only Black driver.

“Probably, McDonald’s has created more millionaires within the Black community than probably any other corporation on the planet,” said the CEO of McDonald’s.



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