Obama Book Display at Barnes & Noble Features a Volume Titled 'Monkeys'
A viral image in which a book called Monkeys is featured prominently in a Barnes & Noble window display devoted to Barack Obama has elicited widespread criticism and a public apology from the U.S. bookseller.
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#1 Mar 3, 2009
The title of this article is terribly misleading and only perpetrates the internet/email rumors that Barnes & Noble is a racist company. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth, if you know anything about Barnes & Noble corporate leadership and store management and the sensitivity with which decisions are made on every level. To write the words "Display at Barnes & Noble Features" in a string like that is provocative, even incendiary.
Enough with the vigilante emails and lame boycotts already. Not only do bookstore employees have to put up with soccer moms complaining about the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue (Do they flip out every time they take their kids to the beach or pool?), now booksellers and managers have to vigilantly check displays for customer sabotage.
#2 Mar 5, 2009
Who do you think you are mr. or miss "enough with the vigilante emails". This is a free country where as we can display our anger and concerns of issues concerning our race or culture. Obviously you are not a person of color to make such insensitive remarks such as that. That's like saying slavery never existed. Our race is very sensitive, therefore you should get educated about other cultures before getting desensitzed. Education allows strong diversity among different cultures. This world is sooooo sickning,does anyone have empathy for each other?
God is ready to release His wrath on the earth like never before. If we thought 911 was something, wait for the next item of events, people will start rethinking their evil and callous thoughts towards each other because they'll see their life flash before their eyes. We're suppose to be our brothers' keeper but we're to busy worrying about ourselves, our money, our education etc. Just chill and relax. Hug somebody and love somebody today. Let B&N explain their side of the story, I'm sure it will rectify the problem. God is love and that's what we need more of; LOVE!
#3 Mar 5, 2009
Who do you think you are mr. or miss "God is ready to release His wrath on the earth like never before". This is a free country where we can display our anger and concerns of issues concerning culture and religion. Obviously you are not an Atheist to make such insensitive remarks such as that. That's like saying The Inquisition never happened. Our group is very sensitive, therefore you should get educated about other belief systems or Atheism before getting desensitized. Education allows strong diversity among different cultures. This world is sooooo sickning, does anyone have empathy for each other?
How does it feel to have your own venom spit back at you? If you are going to play the victim, you should try and not be such a hypocrite. Don't like what you are reading? Try and be a better person...
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