Black People : Ice Cream Truck Jingle Based In Racism

Kadijah

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The "jingle" is "Turkey in the Straw." They simply exchanged the lyrics with some racist mess.

Oh, and that's not the tune OUR ice cream truck played, so my childhood memories remain unaffected! :lol:
 

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The "jingle" is "Turkey in the Straw." They simply exchanged the lyrics with some racist mess.

Oh, and that's not the tune OUR ice cream truck played, so my childhood memories remain unaffected! :lol:

Yea, I know it's Turkey in the straw, but the article does address that as well.

"The first and natural inclination, of course, is to assume that the ice cream truck song is simply paying homage to "Turkey in the Straw," but the melody reached the nation only after it was appropriated by traveling blackface minstrel shows. There is simply no divorcing the song from the dozens of decades it was almost exclusively used for coming up with new ways to ridicule, and profit from, black people.".
 

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Yea, I know it's Turkey in the straw, but the article does address that as well.

"The first and natural inclination, of course, is to assume that the ice cream truck song is simply paying homage to "Turkey in the Straw," but the melody reached the nation only after it was appropriated by traveling blackface minstrel shows. There is simply no divorcing the song from the dozens of decades it was almost exclusively used for coming up with new ways to ridicule, and profit from, black people.".

Like I said, "Turkey in the Straw" was NOT played on the ice cream trucks of my youth. And what do you mean the song being "appropriated by traveling blackface minstrel shows?" Oh, and black people in blackface or white people in blackface? :huh:
 

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Like I said, "Turkey in the Straw" was NOT played on the ice cream trucks of my youth. And what do you mean the song being "appropriated by traveling blackface minstrel shows?" Oh, and black people in blackface or white people in blackface? :huh:

The quotation marks on that paragraph was taken from the article, not my words. You have to ask the writer.
But I'm guessing that means whites in blackface.
 

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