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    Is Cracker Jack a racist product?




    So, I was looking for a snack last night at a convenience store and I decided to grab a bag of Cracker Jack. As I was munching away, I was looking at the bag. Then it hit me. They print on the bag near the picture of the boy and dog that the boy is "Sailor Jack". The title of the product is Cracker Jack. Are they calling Jack a Cracker? If so, isn't that a bit racist?

    I probably never would have thought of it, had the issue of Race not be brought up every other week by the national media in a situation where it wasn't necessary at all.
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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    Your really bored arent you?
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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

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    Is Cracker Jack a racist product?




    So, I was looking for a snack last night at a convenience store and I decided to grab a bag of Cracker Jack. As I was munching away, I was looking at the bag. Then it hit me. They print on the bag near the picture of the boy and dog that the boy is "Sailor Jack". The title of the product is Cracker Jack. Are they calling Jack a Cracker? If so, isn't that a bit racist?

    I probably never would have thought of it, had the issue of Race not be brought up every other week by the national media in a situation where it wasn't necessary at all.
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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    Jack does look like he has pasty white skin and light brown( or blond hair) like a stereotype of a white person.
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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    One of the definitions of "Cracker"

    A small cardboard cylinder covered with decorative paper that holds candy or a party favor and pops when a paper strip is pulled at one or both ends and torn. Cracker Jack is also a colloquial term used to define someone who's very good at what they do. But in this case, "Cracker Jack" is trademarked (or is it copyright?) to describe the candy popcorn snack. I wouldn't be surprised if it was named out of the colloquial term "Cracker Jack".

    For example, some old movies used the term like, "That master sergeant sure is a cracker jack with that machine gun". Also not racist...




    However, it does cause cancer and was the impetus of World War I. Not many people know this but the King of Hungary was pissed off because he cracked a molar on one of the hard peanuts in the popular snack. This made the King mispronounce a Hungarian word for "Dentist" which he asked one of his general to for, instead the General heard him say "assasinate". Hence the start of WWI. True story.
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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    Cracker Jack has been around since 1896. I really doubt that "cracker" has even existed as a racial slur for that long. Heck, the whole concept of "white" as a race is relatively recent; up until the last century, white people were defined more by their national origin than by their skin color.

    According to Wikipedia, "crackerjack" was a slang term in the 1890s meaning "of excellent quality."
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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    This isn't even a poll? I think what would be a more appropriate poll is "What wouldn't law enforcement use/buy that ends with "aser"?
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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    This isn't even a poll? I think what would be a more appropriate poll is "What wouldn't law enforcement use/buy that ends with "aser"?
    a laser? i thought they were only in Star Wars.
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    Re: Is Cracker Jack a racist product?

    My friend was a Japanese business major (lol I know right?) and he went on a few trips to Japan before. He took pictures of a Japanese banana Popsicle that had a black guy that looked like a 1920s caricature wrapping it's gigantic night crawler lips around a banana. Oh and then there is this:

    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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