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  •  I remember sambos in California (0+ / 0-)

    In the 70s. They weren't bad, from what I remember.

    •  There was one (0+ / 0-)

      in Redding, Calif.

      •  And in Sioux City, Iowa (0+ / 0-)

        IIRC, they tried to clean up their image later by dropping the pickaninny and the tigers motif and going to a generic all-American Sam's.

        "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

        by Stude Dude on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 11:54:51 AM PST

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    •  From Wikipedia (8+ / 0-)
      The Story of Little Black Sambo is a children's book written and illustrated by Helen Bannerman, and first published by Grant Richards in October 1899 as one in a series of small-format books called The Dumpy Books for Children.
      Sambo is a South Indian boy who encounters four hungry tigers, and surrenders his colourful new clothes, shoes, and umbrella so they will not eat him. The tigers are vain and each thinks he is better dressed than the others. They chase each other around a tree until they are reduced to a pool of melted butter. Sambo then recovers his clothes and his mother makes pancakes of the butter.[1] The story was a children's favourite for half a century until the word sambo was deemed a racial slur in some countries,[2] and the illustrations considered reminiscent of "darky iconography". Both text and illustrations have undergone considerable revision since.

      If you took the greed out of Wall Street all you’d have left is pavement ~Robert Reich

      by k8dd8d on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 10:47:52 AM PST

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      •  lol yeah ok the sambo i remember wasn't hindu lol (1+ / 0-)
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        not by any stretch.

        This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

        by mallyroyal on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 01:17:26 PM PST

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        •  no, I don't think my parents saw it as (1+ / 0-)
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          Hindu either.  they were seeing a little black slave boy...

          but this is the origin.  I remember "tiger butter" as being something on the menu.

          If you took the greed out of Wall Street all you’d have left is pavement ~Robert Reich

          by k8dd8d on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 04:40:08 PM PST

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        •  Believe it or not, I had a copy of that book (0+ / 0-)

          and because my mom was Hindu, she thought it was cool. We were living with a Rastafarian family whose kids were really close with me, like my brothers, so I know she didn't pick up on the racial bits there, yikes! I cringe now. She loved that book. I'd forgotten about it until now.

          *cringe of the day

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