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The authors have spent over twenty years collecting and analyzing rumors and contemporary legends--from the ever-durable Kentucky Fried Rat cycle to persistent beliefs about athletic footwear manufacturers and their support for white supremacist regimes. These implausible stories serve many purposes: they assuage anxieties, entertain friends, increase our sense of control--all without directly proclaiming our own attitudes. Fine and Turner consider how these tales reflect attitudes that blacks and whites have both about each other and about the world they face. In an engaging and penetrating narrative, they brilliantly demonstrate how--by transforming unacceptable impulses into a narrative that is claimed to have actually happened--we are able to express the inexpressible.
Are the owners of the beverage company, Snapple, members of the Ku Klux Klan? * Is Liz Claiborne a white supremacist?
Was there a conspiracy around the untimely death of former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown? *
Was O. J. Simpson framed?
*Are the owners of the beverage company, Snapple, members of the Ku Klux Klan?
*Is Liz Claiborne a white supremacist?
*Was there a conspiracy around the untimely death of former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown?
*Was O. J. Simpson framed?
*Do gangs rape blonde virgins as an initiation ritual?
*Do black women deliberately bump white women on public streets?
*Does the federal government deliberately give welfare to those who do not deserve it--the Welfare Queens?
*Was a black assailant really caught sneaking into the backseat of that white woman's car?
*If you flash your lights at a car that doesn't have its lights on, will the driver (a member of a gang) follow you home and murder you?