Man wears 'Make Racism Wrong Again' t-shirt to Walmart, gets dozens of 'dirty looks'
Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign was headed by the now-famous slogan "Make America Great Again".
Now, to shed light on the increased number of racist attacks which are still rife across America, a man wore a "Make Racism Wrong Again" t-shirt to his local Walmart and received dozens of "dirty looks".
The incident was publicized on Facebook when 48-year-old Jamal Lewis, who resides in Western Pennsylvania, shared a picture of himself in the offending t-shirt and a matching hat.
This was followed by a caption explaining why he wore the outfit and the prejudices he has been subject to in his home, Western Pennsylvania, which he describes as "one of the most racist places [he’s] ever lived".
"Went to Walmart rocking my Make Racism Wrong Again gear! Lol! So many dirty looks. A couple of compliments. One thing I've learned about living in Western Pennsylvania. It is one of the most racist places I've ever lived.
"Anyone that knows me knows I've lived in a few different places. And I've traveled all over the country, and outside the country. I'm not saying there's not good people here, because they are. But there is a large amount of open in your face racism here."
He continued: "One time me and my friend and my kids were sitting on my steps. A white guy walked past with swastika on his arms. And a Make America Great Again hat. Needless to say I was shocked. In my 48 years on this Earth, that was the first time I've ever seen that."
The t-shirt and cap are available for purchase on Amazon and represent a defiance of Trump's original slogan which, for some, has become a right-wing symbol of racism.
This store clerk was fired for his racist comments:
MAGA is arguably a reflection of the harsh stance which the Trump administration has taken in policies such as immigration.
The President himself has also come under fire for "racist" tweets like the one below, in which he tells four Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to the "crime-infested places from which they came":
This statement has been slammed not only because of its racist connotations, for many, but the fact that the four women - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley - are not immigrants but American citizens.
Trump, however, has denied that the tweets were racist and demanded that the women in question apologize to him.