A swastika pendant. An image of a cross-burning on a baby onesie and a backpack with neo-Nazi meme.
That’s just a sampling of the products available to Amazon shoppers according to two watchdog groups.
The online retail giant is failing to adhere to its own policies by allowing the sales of products, said a report released Friday by the Action Center on Race & the Economy and The Partnership for Working Families.
Amazon has been “reactive, not proactive, in its response to use of its site by peddler of hate,” the 30-page report said.
“Amazon has a history of responding slowly – or not at all – to public pressure on this front rather than effectively preventing hate groups from using its platforms in the first place.”
The report comes some five months after Amazon reported a record $3 billion profit in 2017. According to its policies, the Seattle-based company says it prohibits the sale of “products that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promotes organizations with such views.”
Despite its rules, the report said it found products for sale on Amazon including Confederate flag T-shirts, and SS officer sword and a noose decal, evoking images of lynchings during slavery. [Read More…]
Source: The Grio