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In this day and age, it is truly astounding that anyone could think that this wasn’t going to cause a shit-storm.

The University of Louisville banned credit card solicitors after students were offered racially offensive and sexually explicit T-shirts during an on-campus promotion.

The shirts were given away to students who applied for a credit card backed by Bank One during a campus visit last week. A caricature of a voluptuous black woman, a Bank One logo and “10 Reasons Why Beer is Better than a Black Man” appeared on the shirts.

Most of the reasons were sexually explicit and included “A beer can’t get you pregnant,” and “A beer doesn’t yell at your kids.”

“Bank One is outraged that such a thing could happen,” said Nancy Norris, a spokeswoman for the Chicago-based bank. “That offensive T-shirt was not approved by Bank One.”


Posted by Lee on 01/30/03 at 02:02 PM in Life & Culture • Permalink


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