Barnes & Noble Store Put a Monkey Book in an Obama Window Display-Fiction!
Barnes & Noble Store Put a Monkey Book in an Obama Window Display-Fiction!Summary of eRumor: A forwarded email with a photograph of a Barnes and Noble window showing a monkey book in the center of what appears to be an Obama display. The email says that we should boycott Barnes and Nobles stores because they are racists. The Truth: A store manger of the Barnes and Nobles store in Coral Gables, Florida told truthorfiction.com that someone did put the monkey book in the center of their Obama book display but it was not a store employee.
The window display was accessible to anyone in the store, including customers where some trickster replaced an Obama book in the center of the display for the book on monkeys.
The manager also said that a formal apology was issued by Barnes and Nobles.
We have a call into the possible the organizer of the boycott and are awaiting a reply.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Please support the boycott and pass this e-mail to family and friends. It is so sad when you have been lied to all your life of who you are supposed to be because of the color of your skin. Some people just can’t accept change. Fortunately, change will come with or without you.
Let us not be lulled into a sense of complacency, due to the recent political success of President Obama.
Racism still exists in this country. Like all things, nothing is perfect on this planet, in this world. We have an obligation to be active on issues that simply cannot be ignored. Along these lines we should all actively spread the word of how Barnes and Noble apparently feels about black people or at least our President.
Please forward this to as many people you think should be aware of this and would be offended by this. Boycotting Barnes and Noble will show the economic effect of people who will not tolerate racism. Barnes and Noble had this as their store front display in Coral Gables FL in the Miracle Mile Mall. I am totally disgusted and I think it is important that we all find a different place to buy our books. Obviously this is a place of extreme ignorance. How far have we really come? God bless.