The Untold Meaning Of The Shirt
“Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”
That’s more than a slogan, that’s a life lesson that any of us might respect and educate ourselves seriously.
People learn to speak in two years, but it takes a lifetime to learn to keep quiet. In a world where we idolized uniqueness, why do we have to talk and criticize too much about gay, lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Agender, Black Lives, Feminism? The words some people use to talk about discrimination like knives, swords, and weapons that kill inside out. So instead of hurting them, why don’t we listen, and understand their stories and we’re all living in love and peace?
Why Be Racist Sexist Homophobic Social Justice T-shirt- It’s not just a simple t-shirt about racism, LGBTQ+, sexism, that we usually see on the Internet or watch on the television, it’s more than a social justice t-shirt. It was a politically charged T-shirt that nobody can stop talking about: anti-discrimination.
The shirt was printed with these words: “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?” There’s no need for any picture or any illustration to highlight the quote, it’s just it, the formal text with the rainbow color is to emphasize and make us focus and pay attention to that strong slogan: Stop discrimination, stop racism once and for all.
Let’s separate word by word of the statement to get a more understanding:
- Racist: Prejudiced against or antagonistic toward a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group. Racist also known as discrimination about skin, hair, language, culture, social actions, practices, beliefs, or political systems.
- Sexist: Showing prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex. Sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on one’s sex or gender. Sexism can affect anyone, but it primarily affects women and girls
- Homophobic: Having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against gay people. It’s also linked with homophobia – the fear, hatred, discomfort with, or mistrust of people who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual
- Transphobic: Showing a dislike of or prejudice against transsexual or transgender people or those who don’t follow traditional gender norms.
- “Just be quiet”: Be quiet means silently love and accept those abnormal parts of our society: LGBT, gay, lesbian, transgender, Black Lives,…Be quiet also mean supporting and encourage those people. We’re just quiet to play a role in ending racism and discrimination.
Many of us used to read and see lots of articles, books, documentaries, films, and podcasts on issues of racism, discrimination, sexism, or LGBT, but still, many of us also absorb biases and prejudices at an early age about someone because of their sex, race, age, etc… so it’s truly hurt when that serious discrimination happens. They are not easy to unlearn! Right?
We can be quick to judge a T-shirt with a political or controversial statement on it, and it may guide us to a humanistic action: accept – sympathy – and love the unique parts of our community. Wear this Social justice t-shirt with all your pride and confidence, to tell the world that discrimination should have no voice because we fight for human rights, equality, we fight for a better place where everyone deserves respect
What Is The Shirt Origin?
Judging or analyzing these slogan tees can be helpful if we question where it comes from? And who owns the rights of this slogan? If you have a whale of time and surf on the Internet about these t-shirt designs, there are thousands of different versions, but the quote stays old and gold. The shirt originally designed and sold by Green Box Shop highlights a quote tweeted by someone other than the shirt designer in 2015, but the copyright of the quote and the ownership of tweets belong to Brandon Male, from New York.
Brandon Male’s tweeted words worn by Frank Ocean at Panorama Music Festival
Yes, the quote on the T-shirt – which says: “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?” was originally tweeted by Brandon Male in his tweet on Aug 8, 2015, and it went viral on the Internet and is considered as a phenomenon about anti-discrimination.
Male says: “I did not expect it to get nearly as much attention as it did.” and “I essentially tweeted those words out of frustration”. The viral quote of Male suddenly appearing on Frank Ocean wore a T-shirt onstage over the weekend at Panorama Music Festival, used on a tee of Green Box Shop.
It’s not the first T-shirt to face issues with the law. But what we should focus on here is that of a brave young teenager who stood up for himself and for others like him. Social media is one of the most influential platforms for young people and things can spread so easily. And a big thanks to Male, an openly gay teenager, he dares to face social media, faces discrimination messages, faces the stereotyping to shout his own voice, to express his emotion among haters, and be a brilliant example for a generation. Dare to raise your voice and love who you are, live your own true color.
Someone sees this quote doesn’t bring a good vibe but somehow, it spreads a positive message to everyone. Same skin color, same culture, the same race is a dream life everyone could wish for, but isn’t it good to be different? Isn’t it good to live with your true color? Will you be ready to stand up and raise your voice to show solidarity for human rights, LGBTQ+, feminism, black lives, equality, and transgender people? Everyone deserves to live and grow in a world free of discrimination.
Racism and discrimination happen around us all the time. Maybe it’s in the form of jokes, stereotypes, or insensitive comments and questions from our friends, family members, or colleagues. If you experienced a friend or family member saying racist or discriminatory things, will you come to talk to them, and stop the discrimination, open your hearts, open your minds and find the uniqueness in those souls?
Why Be Racist Sexist Homophobic When You Could Just Be Quiet? The color of their skin, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation may be different from us, but the contrast must be embraced and loved. For this world to become a better place!
Why Be Racist Sexist Homophobic Shirt at T-shirt at Low Price
This anti-discrimination shirt show positiveness and conviction concerning equal rights for all people!
This could be a good gift for anti-racist, anti-homophobic, who support the LGBTQ community, gay, less, to fight with pride against any kind of racism. Wear it with pride to a political event, fest, protest march, party, or concert. Justice must be made for all, and we’re every day fighting for a world with non-discrimination and racism at all.
- FANTASTIC DESIGN: The shirt with the colorful rainbow color of the LGBT community highlights the quote “Why Be Racist Sexist Homophobic Or Transphobic When You Could Be Just Quiet” Wear it with pride to a political event, fest, protest march, party, or concert, to show your pride and support LGBT.
- HIGH-QUALITY SHIRT: 100% cotton material, proudly printed in the USA, using direct-to-garment printing and eco-friendly inks to make it a stylish and comfortable shirt to wear!
- SIZE: All sizes and all colors are available in our shop. Please refer to our measuring size guide in the pictures before you order! Thank you so much!
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If you’re an activist, a human who loves equality, non-discrimination, non-racism, non-sexism, always fight for Black Lives Matter, LGBT, Feminism, and be a standing voice to those who need help.
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