In an Instagram post on Monday, Rachel Marshall, founder of Rachel’s Ginger Beer in Seattle, penned a lengthy mea culpa apologizing for her “harmful” hairstyle, explaining she is now aware that African Americans are “discriminated against and mistreated for having dreadlocks” while vowing to lop off her own.
Selling good-tasting product is only half the win, says Rachel Marshall, founder of @rgbsoda. There's more to her business than that. Her goal is “for everybody that walks out of our shops to leave with warm fuzzies.” Rachel’s Ginger Beer is an #AmexWelcomed business in Seattle. pic.twitter.com/W0bnmegfg3
— American Express Business (@AmexBusiness) March 19, 2019
“I’m so sorry that it took me this long to admit and address my mistake,” Marshall wrote, adding “I have an appointment to remove my dreadlocks, and more broadly, am committed to earnestly listening to… the voices and lived experiences different from my own.”
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