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Old 06 February 2015, 02:01 AM
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"I can't take his money. I can't print my own money. I have to work for my money. Why don't I just lay down and die?"

Okay now that I've gotten that obligatory Simpsons quote out of my system, I've got another question.

Where exactly did the racist caricatures of Black people having huge red lips come from? Granted it's probably a case of, like with all racist shit, that y'know it started with one exaggerated piece of shit and just kept getting worse until it achieved meme status, but I am a little curious. Especially since we had a little thread about how Watermelon became a racist trope because it was planted by Blacks (and poor whites, but y'know the racists kind of ignore that part) who liked it because it was sweet, cheap, and easy to grow, and it spiraled from there.

Lordy, I swear I hadn't planned on filling this thread with so many weird, possibly uncomfortable questions, but here we are.