Sample text for Whispers on the color line : rumor and race in America / Gary Alan Fine and Patricia A. Turner.


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Counter *Does Kentucky Fried Chicken serve its African American customers Kentucky Fried Rat?

*Are the owners of the beverage company, Snapple, members of the Ku Klux Klan?

*Is Liz Claiborne a white supremacist?

*Was there a conspiracy around the untimely death of former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown?

*Was O. J. Simpson framed?

*Do gangs rape blonde virgins as an initiation ritual?

*Do black women deliberately bump white women on public streets?

*Does the federal government deliberately give welfare to those who do

not deserve it--the Welfare Queens?

*Was a black assailant really caught sneaking into the backseat of that white

woman's car?

*If you flash your lights at a car that doesn't have its lights on, will the driver (a member of a gang) follow you home and murder you?




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: African Americans Folklore, Whites United States Folklore, Urban folklore United States