"C-Word" = cracker (UNCLASSIFIED)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 5 05:39:14 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC
<Bill.Mullins at us.army.mil> wrote:
> who knew the "C-word" was still a racial slur that anyone used?

Who knew that it ever was? Aren't Georgians routinely referred to as
"Georgia crackers," like unto "Indiana hoosiers"?

Does no one else recall the Atlanta Crackers of minor-league baseball,
briefly a farm team of the St. Louis Cardinals? Tim McCarver, once the
Cardinals' catcher, was called up from the Crackers, in the '60's.

How about the Atlanta Black Crackers of the old Negro League?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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