Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

February 20, 2012

Sign a petition against racist t-shirts

Filed under: racism,Sikhs — louisproyect @ 8:01 pm

February 17, 2012 (Fremont, CA) – The Sikh Coalition urges consumers worldwide to sign our petition to CafePress, demanding that the company stop selling racist t-shirts that promote bigotry against Sikhs.

CafePress, Inc. is based in San Mateo, California and is one of the largest online retailers in the United States.  Sadly, the company website offers for sale a pair of t-shirts that say “No More Ragheads!” and “No More Towelheads!”  These racial slurs are often used to disparage the Sikh turban and have been used against Sikhs in the context of hate crimes.

If you believe that CafePress should remove these offensive and dangerous products from its inventory, please make your voices heard and sign our petition today.


  1. The thing with CafePress is you can put anything on a t-shirt via the site, i.e. the t-shirts are user created. At least that’s how it used to be. Not sure how it works now. But yeah that’s fucked.

    Comment by Mikhail Rodsky — February 20, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

  2. got an e-mail saying that the shirts had been withdrawn

    Comment by Richard Estes — February 21, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

  3. Nice to read that it has been withdrawn but I really don’t know if there is any policy at Cafe Press. Last I checked there were t-shirts stating “There is no Palestine” in conjunction with pro-Palestinian slogans.

    Comment by joshua — February 22, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

  4. Hi,

    Hope you are well. This is one petition I signed because I felt it could have an impact. I am glad that the t shirt was withdrawn.

    Sorry I missed you today. I had a nice trip and I met a friend I rode with on the train.


    John Kaniecki

    Comment by John Kaniecki — February 22, 2012 @ 8:17 pm

  5. How about you people stop taking away freedom of speech ,just because you dislike what they are promoting. Freedom is tricky because people have the right to be intolerant in a free society. STOP MAKING MORE LAWS YOU IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by stix — March 4, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

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