People Have Been Finding Racist Notes In Their Diaper Boxes Bought At Target

Since Trump entered the White House, there has been a rise in hate crimes, particularly from white supremacist groups. According to the non-profit  Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of neo-Nazi groups has risen from 99  to 121, as just one example. The thing about the neo-Nazis and other racist organizations, is that they’re comprised of ordinary people with regular jobs. 

Buzzfeed Newsreports that people have been tweeting about finding laminated racist note cards inside their boxes of Pamper diapers around Virginia. The cars read “It’s okay to be white,” on one side in capital letters.

On the other side, the card features website information for white supremacist organizations like Blood and Soil. All the diaper boxes found with the message were reportedly purchased at Target:

The tweets have been coming since around mid-March, but it took awhile before Pampers and Target started responding.

Lots of people have chimed in to say they have found the cards; it’s not an isolated incident.

And they’re extremely disturbed.

Moms have been swapping stories about finding them offline as well.

And they’re trying to figure out where they’re coming from:

Popville spoke with an anonymous buyer who found one of the cards in an order. The person identified herself as a person of color, and says her child is biracial. She wrote in an message that she’d been frightened by the stories on the news about the rising violence in the U.S., but having it come into her home was another level of disturbing.

“The day I opened this and found it in the box, I started shaking. I was angry. I was disgusted. I was terrified. I have a small child in my house. She is half white. But to a Neo-Nazi that won’t count. they will hate her just the same. Friends asked me if I thought they targeted me because of my last name? They asked if my name or my husband’s name was on the label. Mine was. I don’t feel I was targeted.”

“I think someone put these in boxes at the warehouse hoping it would make its way into the right people’s hands. Calling the police or the FBI is ridiculous. Even though it is shitty, it’s protected speech. So they are allowed to do this. So what is the point of me sharing this? Making sure we all know it is happening everywhere and it can touch each and every one of us. No matter how benign it may seem to some of you. To a person of color and the white people that love them, it matters.”

It’s was also difficult to say if the person who did it worked at Target, though that’s where the cards were originating. An employee named Jenna told Buzzfeed that the box design made it accessible to anyone around.

“Based on the design of the diaper box, we also think that the laminated card must have been slipped in through the handles of the box, but we don’t have a way to identify where/when or who would have slipped it in there,” she explained. “Unfortunately this card wouldn’t be detected by our team member during the packing process, since we wouldn’t have opened the sealed diaper box to inspect the contents.”

However, an internal investigation did eventually identify the culprit, according to a new statement from Target spokesperson Joshua Thomas.

“After being made aware of the situation, we immediately launched a thorough investigation to address the concerns and put a stop to it,” said Thomas. “We have identified the source, and given this is a violation of our policies and our commitment to inclusivity, terminated the team member.”

They have not explained how they figured out who the employee was.

One of the people who found the cards, Tad Russell, says this is actually not the first time this almost exact scenario has played out in the area, in an interview with WRCB TV.

“It said ‘It’s okay to be white,’ and I looked on the back and it was just five or six websites that I recognized the language that was used from the Charlottsville incident late last year,” he said. 

Russell seems baffled by whoever this person is, and seems willing to set them straight if they want to talk.

“It’s really hard to understand why someone would hold these views that it’s okay to be one thing but not something else,” Russell said. “I really hope that they can know that there are good people out there that will care enough to talk with you.”

For some reason, it seems unlikely that someone who has been going to the trouble of laminating hate-greeting cards is open to reasonable discussion. But the offer is out there, if they get the message.

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Girl Confesses The Worst Present She Bought Someone For Christmas And Twitter Chimed In

I was recently talking with a friend who was really struggling to come up with a great gift idea to get for his mother this Christmas. My friend and I all tossed out ideas, but they didn’t seem to hit the mark for my pal, as he really wanted it to be special.

It’s tough finding the perfect gift for someone who means alot to you. But sometimes if you get a present for someone you’re only supposed to care about, you find yourself in really hot water.

Because you’re carelessness, thoughtlessness, or just sheer lack of preparation or whatever usually leads to some pretty crappy gifts.

Like this girl who asked Twitter what the worst Christmas gift they ever got for someone was.

Admirably, she kicked it off.

Then other people began sharing their own shamelessly crappy gifts.

Some were literally crappy, too.

Others meant well…

Hard to top some of these.

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Woman With 20 Boyfriends Buys A House After She Sold All The iPhone 7s They Bought For Her

You might think you’ve got hustle, but there’s no one who has more hustle than this Chinese woman who used her boy-mongering powers for the ultimate con: buying herself a house.

A blogger wrote about her anonymous friend who, for the purposes of her post she called Xiaoli, had 20 different men wrapped around her finger. She pestered each of the men to get her the pricey gift of a brand spanking new iPhone 7.

And then sold them all to buy a house in China, which is currently a tough buyer’s market.

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“[Xiaoli] is not from a wealthy family. Her mum is a housewife and her dad is a migrant worker, and she is the oldest daughter. Her parents are getting old and she might be under a lot pressure hoping to buy them a house… But it’s still unbelievable that she could use this method!”

The story went viral on the popular Chinese site Weibo, where the “20 mobiles for a house” hashtag is trending. The blogger was amazed that Xiaoli has so many boyfriends.

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“I can’t even find one boyfriend. She can actually find 20 boyfriends at the same time and even get them to buy her an iPhone 7. Just want to ask her to teach me such skills.”

People on the site are actually praising Xiaoli for her resourcefulness in such a tough economic marketplace. 

Other people are calling her “shameful” for leading the men on and using their generosity for her own financial gain.

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But she’s got herself her own house. And 20 dudes who each bought her an iPhone 7. So haters can hate all they want. (h/t complex)

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