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Posted: 11/1/2002 1:52:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2002 1:53:32 PM EDT by Gunner1X]
Some of my Politically Incorrect samples from the past. Keep in mind I was born in '62. COMMERCIAL: The Frito Bandito (Mel Blanc's voice) [img][/img] This character was put to death in 1969, under pressure from the Mexican Anti-Defamation Committee, a group of pissed off Hispanics who claimed the character's "sneaky thief" image was damaging to the Mexican-American culture, the commercial was pulled off the air. A Frito Lay survey however, indicated that nearly ninety percent of the Hispanic viewing public liked the character (8% did not). SONG: Indian Giver by 1910 Fruitgum Company - A Top 40 hit in 1969 Some in the American Indian community went absolutely bat shit crazy over this one. Somehow, one of my childhood songs, one little two little three little Indians, stayed under the Comanche radar for bit longer than this bubblegum tune. TV SHOWS: Don't think we'll be seeing little black kids with names like Buckwheat again anytime soon. The NAACP was especially unhappy about seeing Buckwheat dressed like a Grinder Monkey...Yikes! [img]http://images.art.com/images/products/regular/10036000/10036927.jpg[/img] A kid named "Chubby"? Today? I don't think so. [img]http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Land/3617/rascals/chubby.jpg[/img] A black ring drawn around a dog's eye would be a sure bet to get the national spokesman for PETA lathered up. [img]http://images.art.com/images/products/small/10040000/10040046.jpg[/img] Whould you like a Lawn Jockey next to your driveway today? Only if you want Brother Sharpton or Messy Jessee in your face. [img]http://wolfcybergifts.safeshopper.com/images/bk0rkksl.jpg[/img] Jocko or the Lawn Jockey is seen in the South and in the Appalacian's of the United States. Many have been destroyed because of the thinking that they are a racial slur to African-Americans. But is this true? The River Road African American Museum in Louisiana tells us that lawn jockeys represent nothing of the sort, rather they show us a proud moment in U.S. history. The story begins the icy night in December 1776 when General George Washington decided to cross the Delaware River to launch a surprise attack on the British forces at Trenton. Jocko Graves, a twelve-year-old African-American, sought to fight the Redcoats, but Washington deemed him too young and ordered him to look after the horses, asking Jocko to keep a lantern blazing along the Delaware so the company would know where to return after battle. Many hours later, Washington and his men returned to their horses who were tied up to Graves, he had frozen to death with the lantern still clenched in his fist. Washington was so moved by the young boy's devotion to the revolutionary cause he commissioned a statue of the "Faithful Groomsman" to stand in Graves's honor at the general's estate in Mount Vernon. By the time of the Civil War, these "Jocko" statues could be found on plantations throughout the South: like the North Star that pointed fleeing slaves to their freedom, the Jocko statues pointed to the safe houses of the Underground Railroad. Along the Mississippi River, a green ribbon tied to a statue's arm — whether clandestinely or with the owner's knowledge — indicated safety; a red ribbon meant danger. Thus these original lawn jockey statues today fetch thousands of dollars as true artifacts of the Underground Railroad that conducted so many African-American slaves to freedom. Similar cast-iron statues began appearing in the decades after Washington's crossing of the Delaware in jockey silks, whether for aesthetic reasons or confusion born of Graves's first name. The clothing worn by the lawn jockeys resembled the clothing worn by black riding jockeys, who have a glorious history. In 1875, the first 13 winners of the Kentucky Derby were black, the first being Jockey Oliver Lewis. Lewis was the first to win three Derbies. So contrary to some folk's thinking that these statues are a racial slur they are a memorial to Jocko, a beacon for Freedom and a tribute to some of the greatest Jockey's racing has ever known!
Link Posted: 11/1/2002 1:59:59 PM EDT
What about Uncle Remus? [img]http://www.songofthesouth.net/images/home/movie.jpg[/img] Or little black Sambo? [img]http://www.sterlingtimes.co.uk/sambo_face.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/1/2002 2:04:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy: What about Uncle Remus? [url]http://www.songofthesouth.net/images/home/movie.jpg[/url] Love that Uncle Remus. The term "tarbaby" is one of my technical terms in my job. S-I
Link Posted: 11/1/2002 2:07:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2002 2:08:01 PM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 11/1/2002 2:12:45 PM EDT
then theres Aunt Jememai. (or however her name spelled)
Link Posted: 11/1/2002 2:18:23 PM EDT
Remember Sambo's restaurant? Sometime in the late 60's the kid turned into an Indian (the country) with tigers chasing him. When I lived in Texas I remember Mammie's restaurant. I remember the separate bathrooms and drinking fountains and "Whites Served Only" signs when I lived in Fla.
Link Posted: 11/1/2002 2:24:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2002 2:26:07 PM EDT by Gunner1X]
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: We still gots Aunt Jemima here with us today! [url]http://www.quillantiques.com/jemima.gif[/url]
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The NAACP has been gunning for Jemima since 1963 Armistead Maupin, Jr. Daily Tar Heel, 7 March 1963 Aunt Jemima was coming to town. So Last week in Rochesster, New York, leaders of the NAACP and the Congress of Racial Equality stormed before the city planning board to formally protest her entry. It seems a proposal was being considered to build a roadside Aunt Jemima Pancake Kitchen. The out-cries that arose from the local racial groups constituted a sudden turn of events for the planning board, which had expected only the customary consideration of traffic problems. As a matter of fact, the Quaker Oats Company had already franchised 31 such shops across the country without a complaint. Aunt Jemima, according to one NAACP official, is "a mammy-type, handkerchief-head menial." Another labeled her "a negative stereotype of a Negro subservient to a white family." The fact is Aunt Jemima has been selling her flapjacks for three quarters of a century. And they’ve been selling (as Newsweek puts it) like hotcakes. The NAACP’s case against the old Negro is the most comical we’ve heard since the News and Observer officially denounced Little Orphan Annie as a member of the John Birch Society. Certainly, the Rochester planning board didn’t need a brigade of COREmen to inform them that Aunt Jemima is "a mammy-type, handkerchief-head menial." Of course, she’s a mammy. As far as we know, no ever mistook her for Althea Gibson or Marian Anderson.
Link Posted: 11/1/2002 2:25:26 PM EDT
DAMN Enviro-Nazis..Its all their fault I lost my freon powered bb machine gun I got out of Guns & Ammo back in the 80's. Think we'd ever see those again?? Were those politically incorrect? [:D]
Link Posted: 11/1/2002 2:32:16 PM EDT
Here's the 2002 Aunt Jemima. [img]http://www.auntjemima.com/img/main-upper-center.gif[/img] As close to modeling as Oprah's gonna get. And then there's this. [img]http://www.chattanooga.net/cita/chml3.gif[/img] The Rosebud Sioux actually sued and won over the use of Crazy Horse's name.
Link Posted: 11/1/2002 2:39:36 PM EDT
Then there's this. [img]http://images.pricegrabber.com/muze_images/music/410/419609_125x125.jpg[/img] Bill Dana as Jose Jimenez, the first man in space.
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