That Viral Story About the Racist Ice Cream Song Is Wrong
The New Republic
A writer for NPR makes a bold argument—but without the necessary facts.
This was my first response to the racist ice cream idea, way back in 2014. At exactly this time, the race debate in the US took the weird turn into where we are now: antiracism as performance art.
Since LA Times's trumpeting of a problematized revisionist history of folk song "Turkey in the Straw" is trending, here's
's thorough debunking of it from 6 years ago