Monday, November 25, 2002

Our tax dollars at work

According to the local news, the city of St. Louis was about to distribute some calendars when a controversy erupted about one of the pictures in it. It showed several kids standing in a circle with their feet pointed inward. All had shoes on except for a black kid - the others aren't showing any skin.

OK so far. But there was a caption beneath that said "Eeny meeny miney moe".

This made certain sensitive souls think of the next line of the old non-PC kids' rhyme, one version of which goes "catch a nigger by the toe".

So it looks like the calendars won't be distributed after all.

UPDATE: According to Juan "Scoop" Gato, it was U-City, not St. Louis itself.

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