Racist part in Post office

Erik

If u don't know the poetry u don't know Bukowski
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I used to think "cracker" had something to do with cream crackers, and now they tell me its all about the slave driver cracking the whip ... (whipped cream?)
 

mjp

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Cracker as in white like a saltine.
saltine-cracker-recipe.jpg

The people throwing "cracker" around in the 60s or early 70s weren't thinking about slave drivers. That's some kind of revisionist explanation. Anyone who was around then, at least in America (where all great slang comes from), will remember that slavery wasn't exactly a hot topic, in black or white communities. People didn't want to think about those days, and they certainly didn't talk about them. Not until the TV miniseries Roots in 1977. As stupid and simplistic as that might sound, it's generally true.

It's the same reason you couldn't sell African or Jamaican music to American blacks in the 60s and 70s (and still can't, really). They didn't want anything to do with that "jungle shit." I don't claim to understand that, being mostly white and all, but it's true. Ask Austin.
I didn't know black people could read.
Post of the year. I'm calling it now.
 

Digney in Burnaby

donkeys live a long time
Cassius Clay put his slave name onto the sports pages. Changed it to Mohammed Ali in 1964. Pissed off everybody (my Dad included to this very day) for his mouth and his principles. And his ability to win.
 

mjp

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Right. That's why I said generally.

Elijah Muhammad's followers were not exactly mainstream folks. And despite what one or two fringe groups may have been talking about, the majority of black folks here in the U.S. really didn't want to hear it. That's just the way it was.

And before anyone asks, yes, I have been appointed spokesman for black Americans. It happened last August. I didn't want the position, but those guys scare me, so I just said, "Okay boss!"
 
What Mr. Phillips meant to convey was that it is his opinion that perhaps a certain number of African American individuals were uninterested in the history of the slave trade in decades past (i.e. the 1960s and 1970s).

To be clear, Mr. Phillips is unquestionably not the "spokesman" for any group of African Americans anywhere, nor have any African Americans frightened or threatened him or otherwise caused him any undue stress or discomfort that would result in his involuntary acceptance of any role or position.

Thank you.
 
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