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(MLive.com)   Because nothing says freedom from slavery like cheap ice cream   (mlive.com) divider line
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2022-05-24 8:52:27 AM  
Wal Mart? Has to be

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2022-05-24 9:05:17 AM  
THAT is a headline to savor.
 
2022-05-24 9:24:04 AM  
Meh.. they use other holidays to sell literally everything else. Why not have a nice cold scoop of ice cream to commemorate Juneteenth? People already get together and cook out and celebrate in their own ways. It is a bit tone deaf, but I don't know if it's really all that out there when you consider how much our society commercializes everything else.
Us yanks are all about to have a three day weekend full of beer, boats, and hot dogs, and this is for a holiday meant to commemorate dead soldiers.
 
2022-05-24 10:07:39 AM  
Many on social media have called out Walmart for using Juneteenth as a marketing scheme.

So this is where we're drawing the line?

"Many on social media have called out" and "almost no one gives a fark about" are pretty much interchangeable.
 
2022-05-24 10:22:00 AM  
Well, they have a big stock of 4th of July stuff, and Chanakau Ham.
 
2022-05-24 10:51:59 AM  
Damn, no wonder I couldn't find any.  :(

/ will celebrate anything with ice cream
 
2022-05-24 11:18:04 AM  

Naido: Many on social media have called out Walmart for using Juneteenth as a marketing scheme.

So this is where we're drawing the line?

"Many on social media have called out" and "almost no one gives a fark about" are pretty much interchangeable.


Yes, all of this.

/I wonder if it's easier to just re-badge these frozen confections than "sticking to your guns"
//or maybe it's just cheaper to throw them out.  Landfill's gonna nom well tonight!
 
2022-05-24 11:26:57 AM  
It pairs well with kwanzaa cake.
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2022-05-24 11:35:38 AM  

InfoFreako: It pairs well with kwanzaa cake.
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That's the worst hedgehog cake I've ever seen.

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2022-05-24 11:53:30 AM  

InfoFreako: It pairs well with kwanzaa cake.
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and two shots of vodka ...
 
2022-05-24 12:04:13 PM  
OMG Roy Wood Jr. is getting a little too much heat from this ice cream!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cd8j-THF9uA/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
bwahahahahaha
 
2022-05-24 12:13:38 PM  
Again?
 
2022-05-24 12:15:47 PM  
Are they going to sell it out of trucks playing "Turkey in the Straw" on the loudspeaker?

Ice cream parlors became fashionable as an alcohol-free, family-friendly alternative to taverns after the Civil War, due to the new ability to ship ice down from the north by rail. They were expensive refuges for the white upper middle class. They frequently provided live entertainment in the form of minstrel shows. One of the popular songs from the era put racist jokes at African-Americans expense to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw". The "jokes" revolves around African-Americans' inability to afford ice cream, and their stereotyped fondness for watermelon.

Stay Classy, Walmart!

From TFA:
"Editor's note: This article is about a virulently racist song. Read no farther if you wish to avoid racist imagery and slurs."
https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/05/11/310708342/recall-that-ice-cream-truck-song-we-have-unpleasant-news-for-you
 
2022-05-24 12:31:09 PM  
It's the Juneteenth fried chicken and watermelon special that's really going to set people off.
 
2022-05-24 12:44:31 PM  

Psychopompous: Are they going to sell it out of trucks playing "Turkey in the Straw" on the loudspeaker?

Ice cream parlors became fashionable as an alcohol-free, family-friendly alternative to taverns after the Civil War, due to the new ability to ship ice down from the north by rail. They were expensive refuges for the white upper middle class. They frequently provided live entertainment in the form of minstrel shows. One of the popular songs from the era put racist jokes at African-Americans expense to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw". The "jokes" revolves around African-Americans' inability to afford ice cream, and their stereotyped fondness for watermelon.

Stay Classy, Walmart!

From TFA:
"Editor's note: This article is about a virulently racist song. Read no farther if you wish to avoid racist imagery and slurs."
https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/05/11/310708342/recall-that-ice-cream-truck-song-we-have-unpleasant-news-for-you


while the idea of juneteenth ice cream is in as much poor a taste as martin luther king jr. themed hamburgers, I find someone coming up with a link from ice cream to racism 150 years ago a little dumb, too.
 
2022-05-24 1:26:50 PM  

phedex: Psychopompous: Are they going to sell it out of trucks playing "Turkey in the Straw" on the loudspeaker?

Ice cream parlors became fashionable as an alcohol-free, family-friendly alternative to taverns after the Civil War, due to the new ability to ship ice down from the north by rail. They were expensive refuges for the white upper middle class. They frequently provided live entertainment in the form of minstrel shows. One of the popular songs from the era put racist jokes at African-Americans expense to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw". The "jokes" revolves around African-Americans' inability to afford ice cream, and their stereotyped fondness for watermelon.

Stay Classy, Walmart!

From TFA:
"Editor's note: This article is about a virulently racist song. Read no farther if you wish to avoid racist imagery and slurs."
https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/05/11/310708342/recall-that-ice-cream-truck-song-we-have-unpleasant-news-for-you

while the idea of juneteenth ice cream is in as much poor a taste as martin luther king jr. themed hamburgers, I find someone coming up with a link from ice cream to racism 150 years ago a little dumb, too.


hey, ice cream can be racist, all on it's own!
 
2022-05-24 2:22:53 PM  
That flavor is just a slap in the face red velvet and cheesecake?
Man I would've liked to been a fly on the wall in marketing

I guess chocolate would've been a little Off color.
 
2022-05-24 2:48:23 PM  
So what the hell happens to the ice cream? I'd take it for free.
 
2022-05-24 3:51:35 PM  

Your Black Muslim Credit Union: So what the hell happens to the ice cream? I'd take it for free.


Most Walmart's are under staffed and since it isn't a food safety recall you might be able to snag a pint.
 
2022-05-24 8:46:11 PM  
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I was expecting it to be something like this.  Is Red Velvet and Cheesecake too "white" for the occasion?
At least it wasn't cotton candy.
 
2022-05-24 9:57:50 PM  

edmo: It's the Juneteenth fried chicken and watermelon special that's really going to set people off.


Purple drank is ok though ?
 
2022-05-25 8:26:22 AM  

phedex: Psychopompous: Are they going to sell it out of trucks playing "Turkey in the Straw" on the loudspeaker?

Ice cream parlors became fashionable as an alcohol-free, family-friendly alternative to taverns after the Civil War, due to the new ability to ship ice down from the north by rail. They were expensive refuges for the white upper middle class. They frequently provided live entertainment in the form of minstrel shows. One of the popular songs from the era put racist jokes at African-Americans expense to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw". The "jokes" revolves around African-Americans' inability to afford ice cream, and their stereotyped fondness for watermelon.

Stay Classy, Walmart!

From TFA:
"Editor's note: This article is about a virulently racist song. Read no farther if you wish to avoid racist imagery and slurs."
https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/05/11/310708342/recall-that-ice-cream-truck-song-we-have-unpleasant-news-for-you

while the idea of juneteenth ice cream is in as much poor a taste as martin luther king jr. themed hamburgers, I find someone coming up with a link from ice cream to racism 150 years ago a little dumb, too.


If anyone owns a bar, I googled "Martini Luther King" and it apparently hasn't been taken yet.
 
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