When you hear an ice cream truck play Turkey in the Straw, think about the racist lyrics written for the tune 100 years ago, writes Theodore R. Johnson III on NPR’s blog...And liberals say it's conservatives who perpetually live in the 50's.
Demands for a “national conversation” on race will not transform the lives of black Americans, writes McWhorter. “Shouldn’t we focus on race as it exists in the only real world we will ever know—where there has never been a way to settle old scores perfectly, but in the end, what matters is getting over? Change happens, if slowly. As blacks in America move on, we can admit that sometimes, an ice cream jingle is just an ice cream jingle.”
Sunday, July 20, 2014
If This Is All You've Got, Then The War Is Over. There's No More Racism. Go Home.
When ice cream truck music is racist, when that's all you have to complain about it, then it's over: