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Jan 16 - Ralph Lauren Caught Using Black Fraternity Symbol On Pants
 

 
The Ralph Lauren Corp. apologizes for using the Greek letters a*sociated with a predominantly black fraternity on a pair of pants.

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Now the company has issued an apology and said the item is no longer available for purchase.

Watch The Yard, a website that features news about historically black colleges and universities, was the first to sound the alarm about the pants, which featured the letters of the black Greek organization Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. The chinos were for sale for 299.99€ on Ralph Lauren’s French website, which is about $334.

A Change.org petition on behalf of Phi Beta Sigma, an organization that was founded at Howard University in 1914 that recently celebrated its 106-year anniversary, quickly followed calling for Ralph Lauren Corp. to remove the chinos from its website.

The company took this complaint seriously. It discontinued the sale of the pants that retailed for 299.99 euros (close to $334 USD). The Ralph Lauren Corp. also issued a public apology on Tuesday for the incident, claiming that the design was an "oversight."

“We are demanding that Ralph Lauren do the right thing and RECALL, DESTROY, & PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE for trying to capitalize off of Black Culture!” the petition read. “We don’t know WHO thought that this was a good idea; but they need to fix it quick!”

As of Thursday morning, the petition has more than 500 signatures.

In response, Ralph Lauren removed the product from its website. In a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle, a company spokeswoman noted it has also reached out to Phi Beta Sigma officials.

“The use of these symbols on our products was an oversight for which we deeply apologize. We took immediate action to remove the product from our sales channels,” the statement read. “While we have a rigorous review process in place for all of our designs, this has prompted us to take another review of our protocols to help ensure that this does not happen again.

“As an American brand with more than 50 years of heritage, Ralph Lauren is inspired by many facets of American culture. As part of this, we are firmly committed to respectful and appropriate use of all cultural icons and insignias.”

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 1 month ago '18        #2
niruggg 
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for trying to capitalize off of Black Culture!


just stop some sh*t just ain't that serious
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 1 month ago '17        #3
Lazy 
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Black culture named after Greek culture stolen from Turkish culture

Thieves fumbling everywhere
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 1 month ago '07        #4
240ka 
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 Lazy said
Black culture named after Greek culture stolen from Turkish culture

Thieves fumbling everywhere
which was taken from African culture now stop it.
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 1 month ago '18        #5
ordoabchao 
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...sh*ts is TRASH anyway.
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 1 month ago '17        #6
Lazy 
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 240ka said
which was taken from African culture now stop it.
Ahhh yes

Can't forget about those Nupes from the Horn of Africa circa 2200BC

It's slave culture and only exists in the US because of it
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 1 month ago '17        #7
CJ Schwarz 
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Imagine the resell value
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 1 month ago '16        #8
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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pants is jamaican style too
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 1 month ago '16        #9
BathWaterMelody  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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everybody wanna be a n*gga, but don't nobody wanna be a n*gga


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 1 month ago '16        #10
Rumble 
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 CJ Schwarz said
Imagine the resell value
Immediate thought. Them bi*ches worth 10x now.
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 1 month ago '04        #11
Cutty Olds 
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 CJ Schwarz said
Imagine the resell value
Mannnn what?!
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 1 month ago '11        #12
Ant O 
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I wonder are n*ggas gonna stop wearing polo the way they were talking about no longer fu*king with boosie
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 1 month ago '19        #13
BOLO1  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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"They don't want nïccas to have a headache! Give me that headache nïcca!"

- Paul Mooney
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 1 month ago '05        #14
StateProperty88 
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 240ka said
which was taken from African culture now stop it.
thank you!!! these people truly lack knowledge
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 1 month ago '18        #15
niruggg 
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 Lazy said
Ahhh yes

Can't forget about those Nupes from the Horn of Africa circa 2200BC

It's slave culture and only exists in the US because of it
its funny when a dude named lazy shows how much he doesn't know

oh and its Sigmas not Nupes
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 1 month ago '16        #16
BathWaterMelody  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 niruggg said
its funny when a dude named lazy shows how much he doesn't know

oh and its Sigmas not Nupes
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 1 month ago '04        #17
skillahmang 
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Smart dumb people are the worst
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 1 month ago '04        #18
biscuit 
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I'm surprised Free Masons didn't protest these pants for the mockery of the compass and square

Maybe he is one

Or maybe they were just gonna k*ll him who knows.
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 1 month ago '19        #19
Young Moolie  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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People really outraged over these gay frats
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 1 month ago '19        #20
NoFuxGvn 
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I don’t know much about the Black Greek stuff but I definitely see the Compass & Square which probably alludes to Prince Hall Freemasonry.
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 1 month ago '13        #21
NoYouWantFindMe 
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Wonder which migo gonna buy em first

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 1 month ago '18        #22
BrooklynDamien  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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fu*k all that sh*t
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 1 month ago '09        #23
ahmadou1 
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I'll never understand black people in america calling themselves "Greek"... but it's whatever at this point.
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 1 month ago '15        #24
Jarett718 
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 biscuit said
I'm surprised Free Masons didn't protest these pants for the mockery of the compass and square

Maybe he is one

Or maybe they were just gonna k*ll him who knows.
fu*k em i stay “shining” and throwing up that “4“ and im no widowed son
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 1 month ago '19        #25
PRo 
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Lo know the deal, they ain't front at all
n*ggas came with the SWIFT apology lol
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