1995 RACIST ENGLISH TRANSLATOR

 

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In 1995, Radio Shack manufactured a translating device (model 63-797) that made headlines when someone noticed that it translates the word “black” to “nigger”.  Radio Shack recalled this specific model and issued a written apology.  Upon hearing this, I went to Radio Shack to attempt to purchase the device for my collection.  When I arrived, all of the units had long-since been pulled from the shelves…except a demo.  I successfully talked the young cashier (unaware of the controversy) into selling me the demo.

Included with the translator is the original box, plastic sheath, instruction manual, unopened batteries that came with the unit, receipt (showing my name), and Radio Shack plastic bag.

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