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Gap ‘Manifest Destiny’ T-Shirt Sparks Outrage in Indian Country

 


Apparel manufacturer The Gap is currently selling a black t-shirt bearing — with no explanation — the words “MANIFEST DESTINY.” Manifest Destiny is a polite term for the popular 19th-century belief that the United States — a white, European nation — was destined to expand westward across the continent, by any means necessary. In Indian country, the term Manifest Destiny calls to mind the suffering of previous generations of Natives through forced relocation and genocide.

Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/15/gap-manifest-destiny-t-shirt-sparks-outrage-in-indian-country-140007 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/15/gap-manifest-destiny-t-shirt-sparks-outrage-in-indian-country-140007#ixzz29SZxGQZz

 

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