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Second Class Citizen: A Shirt of Shame
|| 1/20/2010 || 12:10 pm || 2 Comments Rendered || ||

Second Class Citizen - A Shirt of Shame

About a week ago I designed, ordered, and printed this t-shirt from www.SpreadShirt.com. The shirt features the text “SECOND CLASS CITIZEN” printed upside-down in metallic gold. The idea behind this design is that the wearer must bow their head down in shame in order to properly read the upside-down text. Residents of the District of Columbia, like myself, the intended wearer, are denied representation in Congress and are thus second-class citizens. That is pretty screwed up.


After creating the shirt, I realized that it reminded me of a similar design a friend of mine made that uses the flag of the District of Columbia: Upset The Setup.



Post Title: Second Class Citizen: A Shirt of Shame
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Posted in: Clothing, Colonist, Design, Fashion, Humor, statehood
Last edited by Nikolas Schiller on 1/31/2010 at 2:43 pm



  1. This is great (and I will totally buy one as soon as I’m back from Canada). Would you think about making a t-shirt with your missing-star flag design on it?

    Comment by Carin — 2/4/2010 @ 8:27 am

  2. Not a bad idea. I think I’ll do that ;-)

    Comment by Nikolas Schiller — 2/4/2010 @ 10:51 pm

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