KCUR News
12:39 pm
Sat December 3, 2005

Community Activists Protest Drug-Related Clothing

Kansas City, MO – Local activists in Kansas City have protested several Harold Pener stores this past week for what they call T-shirts with drug-related images, like snowmen which also represent cocaine. Attorneys representing Kellogg and Keebler companies have joined the fight as well, challenging T-shirt designs with Tony the Tiger.

Harold Pener's store owner Barry Pener has already pulled the shirts from their shelves, but the activists have requested a public apology, donations to community groups for five years, and that the company begin recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday as a paid holiday for its employees.

Host Delores Jones talks with Mary Lacy, whose thirteen-year-old daughter purchased one of the shirts a couple of weeks ago, and also local activist Carol Coe about the shirts affect on the community.