Gap’s “Manifest Destiny” Shirt

Gap’s (GPS) “Manifest Destiny” shirt sparked outrage among Native American groups, as the phrase was used to describe the 19th century belief in the U.S.’s innate right to expand its rule westward across the whole of North American territory. The company responded on Oct. 15 that it will no longer offer the T-shirt in stores or online. Gap’s misjudgment is only the latest among many in fashion.

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