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Old July 19 2013, 09:58 PM   #19
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Re: 40 and Over Club Meeting

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
. . . We did go to Sambo's Resturant, though IIRC the character became an Indian in the story books by that time. (probably not an improvement) I do recall reading a version of the story somewhere with a black Sambo and thinking why would there be a tiger in Africa?
I also had a picture-book version of "Little Black Sambo" that depicted the hero as an Indian (or South Asian, at any rate) child, complete with turban. At least that explained the tigers! It wasn't until years later that I heard "Sambo" used as a slur against blacks.
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