Recall That Ice Cream Truck Song? We Have Unpleasant News For You : Code Switch : NPR


Origin Of The Song

I wondered how such a prejudiced song could have become the anthem of ice cream and childhood summers. I learned that though Mr. Browne was fairly creative in his lyrics, the song’s premise and its melody are nearly as old as America itself. As often happens with matters of race, something that is rather vanilla in origin is co-opted and sprinkled with malice along the way.

via Recall That Ice Cream Truck Song? We Have Unpleasant News For You : Code Switch : NPR.

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