The business world is a prime breeding ground for racial rumors, particularly ones in which wealthy capitalists use their money and power to reinforce prejudicial attitudes and create products designed to harm and eliminate the despised "other" races.
Designer Tommy Hilfiger announced on a TV talk show that he does not want blacks and Asians to buy his clothes.
Designer Liz Claiborne announced on a TV talk show that she doesn't design clothes for black women because their "hips are too big."
The Marlboro brand of cigarettes is owned by the Ku Klux Klan.*
The company that produces crown-shaped air fresheners is owned by the KKK (or the presence of a crown air freshener in a car signifies the owner is a gang member).*
Troop clothing is owned by the KKK, and the name stands for "To Rule Over Oppressed People."*
Menthol cigarettes are part of an insidious plot to do away with African-Americans.*
Harlan "Colonel" Sanders left behind a will specifying that 10% of KFC's profits be donated to the Ku Klux Klan.*
Snapple is owned by the Ku Klux Klan.*
The Timberland Company is owned by the Ku Klux Klan, a situation lamented in a poem by Maya Angelou.*
The Coors Brewing Company has ties to the Ku Klux Klan.*
Complaints led to clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch's pulling a line of
Special symbols displayed on the packaging of a variety of grocery items signify that their manufacturers have paid a secret tax to the Jews.
A Thailand Starbucks owner's wife told customers that the trendy coffee spot is not for Asians.
In some CVS stores, of all the hair care items vended there, only those marketed to African-Americans are tagged with anti-theft devices.
A sofa set sold in Canada bore a label with a racial pejorative.
AriZona changed its "Southern Style Sweet Tea" label after consumers complained that it depicted offensive images.
Costco pulls racially offensive "Cuddle With Me" doll from shelves.
Screed opining blacks "don't read" penned by Dee Lee.
Tropical Fantasy drink is laced with a substance that renders black men sterile.*
Abercrombie & Fitch is offering "nigger brown" pants for sale.
The term "Black Friday" originated with the practice of selling off slaves on the day after Thanksgiving.
Ralph Lauren clothiers is offering "nigger brown" shirts for sale.
A racist question was used in the game Trivia Crack.