Thursday, April 16, 2009


Sent by a reader, who says he saw it in Jacksonville, Florida:


This isn't the first appearance of this phrase in reference to Barack Obama -- here's an Uncle Sambo jacket at Cafe Press, and there's also this and this and this and this, and that's a partial list (and you probably don't want to ruin your day clicking on any of those links). Some Northerners during the Civil War, a Philadelphia newspaper of the time said, were "Willing to fight for Uncle Sam" but not "for Uncle Sambo." We're making progress, but it's slow....

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