“Before its death, the coon developed into the most blatantly degrading of all black stereotypes. The pure coons emerged as unreliable, crazy, lazy, subhuman creatures good for nothing more than eating watermelons, stealing chickens, shooting crap, or butchering the English language”. – Donald Boogle, Toms, Coons, Mulattos, Mammies, and Bucks
The channel formerly known as The Learning Channel (TLC) once again added The Best Funeral Ever to its long list of educative shows such as The Sisterhood, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and Toddlers & Tiaras. The show follows employees at Dallas’ Golden Gate Funeral Home who pride themselves in doing over the top “home going” ceremonies.
When the show first premiered earlier this year Clinton Yates of the Washington Post provided this over view:
In one show scenario, the original singer of the Chili’s Baby Back Ribs song is being celebrated. The funeral features a BBQ-sauce fountain…
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