Mansfield Old Country Store, remove your racist, Jim Crow-Era images.

Mansfield Old Country Store, remove your racist, Jim Crow-Era images.

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Kristin Hambridge started this petition to Mansfield Old Country Store and Emporium

Mansfield Old Country Store, remove your racist, Jim Crow-Era image.

The owners of the Old Country Store and Emporium in Mansfield, MA touts that they are” faithful purveyors of American values since 1829.” Unfortunately, patrons of that store have recently realized that their idea of “American Values” are ones that are steeped in racism, hate and white supremacy.

After asking for the signage to be removed, patrons of the store have been spoken to with disrespect and dismissiveness. Consequently, this petition is being used as an alternative to a rational discussion about the implications of such imagery.

The following link provides detailed information around racist, Jim Crow-era imagery, including the imagery shown above which is hanging in the Old Country Store:

https://www.businessinsider.com/20-ads-that-changed-how-we-think-about-race-in-america-2013-2?fbclid=IwAR2iETo9APw3ETdqC3u-nQb9r_sodOLRtKOBZw7bzU_l8_6DBEKTidI1CyY

 

Petition Goals:

1.    Show the owners of the Old Country Store how many people find their racist imagery appalling and demand that it be removed.

2.    Show the owners of the Old Country Store that everyone who signs this petition will be boycotting their establishment until the racist imagery is removed.

3.    Request an apology from the Old Country Store owners to those directly affected by Anti-black imagery, as well as the patrons who have asked for it to be removed but have been met with disrespect.

Thank you for your support.

 

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