ExxonMobil sent Twitter into shambles after they tweeted about carrying a similar book to the one mentioned in the Academy Award-winning film Green Book.
Green Books provided African-Americans with safe routes, and details on hotels, restaurants and service stations they could frequent during the segregation of Jim Crow.
"Green Book" might be an Academy Award-winning film, but did you know it was a real guide sold at ExxonMobil's Esso service stations for African-American travelers in the mid-20th century? We're celebrating its history this #Oscars season," the tweet explained.
Yikes. Inappropriate flex here.— Missy (@missyslaymaker) February 27, 2019
Are you doing a #humblebrag about your role in segregation?— Tieneke Pavesic (@TP_PEEDEEX) February 27, 2019
I'm going to suggest that bragging about making money off the oppression of black people isn't the best plan.— Chris Hilliard (@DakkaKnight) February 28, 2019
no it wasn't cool. These families traveled in fear, afraid of being stopped by the police, of being beaten, tortured and lynched. The green book was their survival guide and it looks like we will be needing another green book again.— BlackShare (@BLACSHARE) February 27, 2019
You’re celebrating the history of African Americans having to use a guide to navigate the waters of segregation and into Black friendly safe harbors...?— F1agg Σagl3t0n 🇺🇸🦅 (@NM_Che56) February 27, 2019
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