Seeing a swastika on one of my classmate’s shirts was not something I ever expected to see. And yet, as I was walking to class one day, I thought I saw someone wearing one. I did a double-take. I mean, it was a small pattern, so maybe I was mistaken. And besides, if someone wore a symbol of the Nazi party to class, wouldn’t there be an angry mob of socially-conscious students following him? But no, this student was weaving between our peers, his shirt seemingly unnoticed.
I didn’t get the chance to examine the shirt more closely, so I can’t say for sure if he was wearing the symbol, but my curiosity was peaked. When I got back to my dorm, I searched “swastika shirt” to find that not only is the internet full of places where neo-Nazis can buy these shirts, but mainstream clothing stores that have (supposedly) unknowingly mass-produced and sold attire that resembles holocaust or Nazi symbols to the general public for years.