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Ethnic Joke: Black

Ethnic (Black) Joke:

Did you hear about the accident on the Lodge Freeway Yesterday?

A colored guy stuck his head out of the window while travelling 60 mph, and his lips beat him to death!

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James Callow comment:

The word negro is written in the top left hand corner of the submission card.

Submission card was located in a pile labeled To Be Classified.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; DEROGATORY ; DEROGATORY SLANG ; Distasteful Jokes ; ETHNIC JOKE ; Freeway ; NEGRO ; RACISM ; Stereotype

James Callow Keyword(s): NEGRO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C566
RIDDLE -- W566
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Ethnic Joke: Black

Negro:

Excited negro bank bandit says "OK you mudder stickers, this is a fuck up."

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James Callow comment:

Submission card located in a pile marked [?]

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; Collection

Keyword(s): Black ; DEROGATORY ; ETHNIC ; HUMOR ; Language ; NEGRO ; Offensive ; SLANG ; Stereotype ; TONGUE TWISTER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
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Custom; Agriculture

Letter dated 1852 relates the events of a negro corn-shucking. Slaves invite their friends from neighboring plantations and they make a party out of shucking a tremendous amount of corn.

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Where learned: Journal of American Folklore ; A Negros Corn Shucking

Keyword(s): CORN ; CUSTOM ; Gathering ; HARVEST ; NEGRO ; PARTY ; Plantation ; Shuck ; Slavery ; Slaves ; South

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving

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Tongue Twister

Nonsense TongueTwister:

Howe many knees could a negro grow if a negro could grow knees?

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Sense? None? Ambiguous?

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Knees ; NEGRO ; Spoof ; TONGUE TWISTER

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Joke

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Doll Joke:

Negro Doll: Wind it up and it moves into your neighborhood.

Submitter comment:

From his friend, Brian.

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Doll ; JOKE ; NEGRO ; Neighborhood ; RACISM ; Racist ; Slur ; Tasteless ; Wind-up

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
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A:WHAT DO YOU HAVE WHEN YOU CROSS A NEGRO WITH A JEW?
B:A JANITOR, BUT HE OWNS THE BUILDING!

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): African American ; Black ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Jewish ; JOKE ; NEGRO ; Stereotype

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHAT DO YOU HAVE WHEN YOU CROSS A POLLACK WITH A NEGRO?
A RETARDED JANITOR

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Black ; ETHNIC SLUR ; Janitor ; JOKE ; NEGRO ; POLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 04-00-1972

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WHITE RACE BELIEF

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

GWENS MOTHER BELIEVES THAT THE REASON THAT WHITE PEOPLE DO
NOT GET AS COLD AS NEGROES IS BECAUSE WHITE MOTHERS
PUT THEIR CHILDREN OUTSIDE IN WINTERTIME WITH ONLY A JACKET
PERHAPS, NEGROES HAVE COLD BLOOD BECAUSE THEIR MOTHERS KEEP
THEIR CHILDREN INSIDE DURING REALLY COLD WEATHER.

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Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Black ; BLOOD ; CLOTHING ; Cold ; NEGRO ; RACISM ; TEMPERATURE ; Warm ; WEATHER ; White ; WINTER

James Callow Keyword(s): CLOTHING ; COLOR

Subject headings: 53O

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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KIND OF FOOD AND ITS PREPARATION: MEAT

ONE OF THE UNIVERSAL IMAGES OF THE NEGRO, IN PRISON
AND OUT, WAS THAT HE COULDN'T DO WITHOUT PORK. IT
MADE ME FEEL GOOD TO SEE THAT MY NOT EATING IT HAD
ESPECIALLY STARTLED THE WHITE CONVICTS.

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Where learned: PAGE 156 ; AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X ; GROVE PRESS INC

Keyword(s): Black ; DIET ; NEGRO ; Pork ; PRISON ; Stereotype

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Bred animal

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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NEGROES USED TO BELIEVE THE FOLLOWING RHYME:
IF YOU ARE BLACK, STEP BACK.
IF YOU ARE BROWN, STICK AROUND.
IF YOU ARE WHITE, YOU ARE ALL RIGHT.
BUT NOW THEY BELIEVE, "I'M BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL."

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Black ; NEGRO ; RACISM ; RHYME ; Segregation

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- Color

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I HAVE WORKED WITH THEM IN THE KITCHEN AND KNOWN THEM TO STOP
EVERYTHING WHEN A THUNDERSTORM CAME UP AND GO TO A CORNER AND
NOT BUDGE UNTIL IT WAS OVER. (SPEAKING OF NEGROES FEAR OF
STORMS)

Submitter comment:

SISTER HAD CHARGE OF THE KITCHEN IN THE EARLY PART OF THIS

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Black ; FEAR ; NEGRO ; RACISM ; SUPERSTITION ; Thunderstorm

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00001965 SUMMER

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MANY MUSICIANS AND NON-MUSICIANS BELIEVE THAT NEGROES HAVE
AN INNATE SUPERIOR MUSICAL ABILITY, PARTICULARLY IN
RHYTHMIC SKILLS.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Black ; ETHNIC ; Innate ; MUSIC ; NEGRO ; RACISM ; Rhythm ; Stereotype

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Human Being

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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