In case you've been living under a rock, late last year numerous companies pulled advertising from the TLC show "All-American Muslim" because of the intolerant asshats at the Florida Family Counsel. Essentially, the move was driven by ignorance and straight up religious intolerance. Lowe's was one of the companies, and received a majority of the oh-so-delicious backlash.
In early December, Lowe's issued a half-assed apology. It was of the "We're sorry you got offended" variety. Shame on Lowe's.
Anyway, Russell Simmons just wrote an interesting blog on how Lowe's stupidity ignited an anger in people. His perspective is pretty interesting, and he even sarcastically thanks the company for uniting people in disgust. Check it out.