• Petitioned Quentin Tarantino, Weinstein Co. and NECA - D'Jango Unchained Slave Dolls

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Quentin Tarantino, Weinstein Co. and NECA companies
Quentin Tarantino, Weinstein Co. and NECA - D'Jango Unchained Slave Dolls

Stop the sale of DJango Unchained slave dolls.

    1. Tenaya Jackson
    2. Petition by

      Tenaya Jackson

      Los Angeles, CA

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January 2013

Victory

From Petition Creator: Hello Everyone! I first want to take the time to THANK YOU!!! You are the most remarkable and wonderful people on the planet. You have truly amazed me with all your warm sentiments, stories and comments. I thank you for sharing. I thank caring enough to know and feel what I felt. I knew I wasn't alone in my thoughts. Words cannot express the amount of integrity and dignity I feel today. You are truly amazing. Please look at our children, your family, your friends and tell them of how you can make a difference!!! Smile and I wish you infinite blessings!!! Sincerely, Tenaya Jackson

Black people who were brought here from Africa did not come willingly. They were kidnapped, raped, murdered, lynched, ripped away from their families, and forced to work in extremely harsh conditions. Before the captured African natives even made it to the shores of the Americas, many of them died on the way from planking (bodies stacked upon bodies), famine and disease. Children born on the voyage to America were tossed overboard. They were looked upon as cargo not human beings!   

Even today many families who are descendants of African slaves have suffered atrocities while being in this country. Issues of racism, abandonment, displacement, lack of value of life and self-worth from families being disheveled plague African Americans today. Young and old. The trivailization depicted in these dolls further is makes a mockery of our ancestors bloodshed, strife, pain and suffering.  

Simply, these companies and entities are capitalizing off of the bloodshed and sufferings of African slaves. In return, these companies are giving nothing back the sufferings of the decendents of African slaves. Ask yourself, why aren't they offering 100% of the profits to go back to the families who are descendants of the African slaves brought here. Or why not give the profits to the African American communities across America who suffer from lack of resources and opportunity that disenfranchises our communities? What are these companies giving back to you, your family and community to strengthen positive growth and opportunity?  

This petition is created to educate and stop the further desensitization of the pain that our ancestors endured behind being slaves in America. Generations have suffered and are still suffering till this day. I can't even imagine what my ancestors with through. My heart is heavy with the amount of despair, pain and trauma they had to live through for hundreds of years (1619-1865). Would you have made it?  

In closing, the premise for making a profit off the sufferings of our ancestors holocaust is simply wrong. Slavery was not fun nor was it comical. When are you going to stand up and say..enough is enough!!! Let not their sufferings and blood be in vein. Change starts with you. Today.

Sincerely,

Tenaya Jackson

To:
Quentin Tarantino, Weinstein Co. and NECA - D'Jango Unchained Slave Dolls, Quentin Tarantino, Weinstein Co. and NECA companies
Stop the sale of DJango Unchained slave dolls.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Urban Post Worldwide - D'Jango Slave Doll Petition Interview

      Tenaya Jackson
      Petition Organizer

      Hello,

      I just wanted to share this with interview I did on the Urban Post Worldwide with you. Please click on the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wxyt0azP-s

      Thank you,

      Tenaya Jackson

      Urban Post Worldwide 01 22 13

      Today's guest and discussions include: Inauguration Inside Scoop with Fox and CNN contributor Jehmu Greene, DJango slave dolls protest with Tenaya Jackson, Rev. K.W. Tulloss, the petition that helped cancel Oxygen show "All My Babies Mamas" with Mo' Kelly, and how to stop child pornography on the internet with Christine Counts.

    2. VICTORY!!!

      Tenaya Jackson
      Petition Organizer

      Please checkout the links some of the media outlets that covered the story!

      TMZ
      http://www.tmz.com/2013/01/18/django-slave-toys-taken-off-the-market-by-request-of-the-weinsteins/

      KTLA - Channel 5 News (Los Angeles)
      http://laist.com/2013/01/09/django_unchained_slave_action_figures.php

      'Django Unchained' -- Slave Toys DISCONTINUED

      The controversial " Django Unchained " action figures have officially been DISCONTINUED ... after several African American groups called for a boycott of the dolls ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the toy production tell us ... shortly after advocacy groups like Al Sharpton's National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope spoke out against the figurines ...

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    • Cassondra Jacobs INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      STOP, Haven't we endured enough? The shackles are still around our necks and feet to keep us from becoming nothing more than servants to society. When are "YOU PEOPLE" going to stop exploiting us for your own gain?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Gladys Melton PORTLAND, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      slave dolls....just stop it right now!

      Quentin we love your seedy movies, don't exploit people who have lived in pain and so much suffering. The market has enough kinky "dolls" to go around. Pull them off the market.

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    • ALICE LOCKETT HAMMOND, IN
      • almost 2 years ago

      no further profit should be made from the industry of slavery

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    • Robert Pearson SPRINGDALE, MD
      • almost 2 years ago

      Not a good ideal .

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    • kenyasue smart LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Racist Exploitation and profiteering of Africans who have not received reparations for the greatest crime against humanity

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