by Latoya Peterson and Carmen Van Kerckhove
Welcome to “We’re So Post Racial,” a reoccurring feature that looks at racism aimed toward The White House.
In today’s edition, we have a double. The first, following on the heels of the NY Post controversy is a creatively rearranged storefront:
According to the Defenders Online:
Yes the photo is authentic. And yes the incident did happen at the Coral Gables, Florida store. But it turns out that it was a cruel joke by a customer and not a decision made by the store.
“This was not a company driven decision,” Edgar Chang, the store manager, said in an interview with TheDefendersOnline. “We are not sure how the book got in the window, but we believe it was put there by a customer who didn’t like the fact that Obama won the election.”
The store is located in the Miracle Mile Mall on a busy stretch of highway. The display windows face that highway. While customers walking in or by can clearly see titles in the window, somehow the store’s manager and employees did not notice the monkey book for three or four days.