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Amazon under fire for racist t-shirts sold by third party vendor

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Online retailer Amazon is under fire for selling what many people are calling racist t-shirts manufactured by a third party vendor.

The t-shirts, which are made for children, feature a picture of what appears to be two pyramids side-by-side. The caption, "Slavery gets sh*t done" is written across the front.

The slogan was printed on several other items that could have been purchased on the site.

The merchandise has drawn criticism and Amazon has since pulled the products from its site.

This comes just weeks after retailer H&M was forced to pull a hoodie from its shelves that read "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle". The advertisement featured a young African-American boy modeling the hoodie.

A spokesperson with Amazon released the following statement to CBS46:

All Marketplace sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. The products in question are no longer available.

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