Korean Ebay Merchant Sells “Nigger Brown” Shoulder Bag – Would You Buy It?

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October 5, 2015

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A Shanghai, China based ebay seller with no shame has listed its “Korean style Lady PU leather handbag shoulder bag 4656” in several different colors, which include: rose pink, peach blossom and watermelon red, and dig this — “nigger brown.”

Over the last 12 months, the seller has received 1536 positive reviews and only 14 negative comments; none of which point out the distasteful description. It’s unknown how many of the dark brown bags have been sold.

The question is, who would buy a “nigger brown” handbag? There should be no reason a racist would want to carry the weight of a “nigger” on his shoulders? And, an African American should be nothing more than offended by the descriptive color, as well as the cheap quality; considering the bag is only selling for $7.98.

From the Huffington Post: eBay’s rules and policies state that they “don't allow using hateful, offensive, profane, or vulgar language in almost all public areas of the website, including listing titles or descriptions.” But these bags have been on sale since at least July 15th, 2011.

This isn’t the first time the derogatorily titled color has painted an unpleasant picture.

In 2007 a black woman in Canada purchased a couch from a store in Toronto and upon being delivered, her 7-year-old daughter spotted the label calling out the color as “Nigger-Brown.”

Furniture Today reported that “according to Associated Press reports, the unidentified manufacturer was using an old version of translation software from Beijing-based Kingsoft Corp., which got the definition from a Chinese-English dictionary.”

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