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Thread #107270 Message #3284466
Posted By: Joe Offer
03-Jan-12 - 10:37 PM
Thread Name: Song Req: 'There was China Man...'
Subject: RE: Song Req: 'There was China Man...'
Ginner, the song stereotypes and ridicules an ethnic group - that fits the classic definition of bigotry to a "t," even though you and your mother think it cute.
We don't suppress songs like this because they have historic and folkloric value - but that doesn't mean we can't complain about them. Songs like this aren't cute - they're nasty, obscene, and bigoted.
-Joe Offer, Mudcat Archivist-