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The "Gimme Dat" Mirror - The Stuff of Nigger Dreams

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Published on 31 Aug 2021 / In Niggers

⁣By the 1800s the link between black people and chicken stealing was firmly established in the minds of white Americans. “The Chicken Question” became the subject of great debate. Why, as an article in the New York Times put it in 1882, “in the breast of every coloured man” was there “a mysterious, powerful and ineradicable yearning for chickens”?
The piece continued: “He feels in every fibre of his being that chickens were created for the benefit of the coloured race, and that he is justified in seizing them wherever he may find them.” Without them, African-Americans “would probably pine and die”.

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