applestore_soho1.jpg We're not sure how we missed this, but a few days ago the boys at Low Culture caught a couple of pictures of what is possibly the most inexplicable window display we've ever seen in New York City (and that's really saying something!) We all know that the Apple brand has long been strong on white power; they've released white laptops, iPods, and computer towers for years now. What we did not suspect was how seriously they took this commitment... or how horrifyingly deep it ran! Sadly, our muckraking excitement was deflated when we tracked down the book on Amazon and read the description:

Grade 9-12-A horrifying account of the Ku Klux Klan and other racist hate groups (such as skinheads) in the U.S. It is a powerful, clearly written, well-organized book that details historical foundations for racism, as well as current hate-trends and white power movements. Students will gain useful insights and information from this title, particularly when they use it in conjunction with Susan Lang's Extremist Groups in America (Watts, 1990) and Fred Cook's The Ku Klux Klan (Messner, 1989).

Even so, the Apple store might be better taking the book out of the display, just so no one gets the wrong idea! We're betting that's going to happen pretty quickly as soon as someone points it out to the store management, which we plan to do today on our way to lunch.

Purchase the book at Amazon: "The White Power Movement"