Good Humor Recruits RZA to Replace Ice Cream Truck Jingle With Racist Roots

The new melody is void of prejudiced implications

Most of us can probably remember hearing the ice cream truck jingle from down the street and running over to order from a selection of Chipwiches, Blue Bunny ice cream cups and snow cones. However, that same jingle that used to spark joy in the hearts of hungry kids, “Turkey in the Straw,” has racist roots as a popular minstrel show tune and has often been paired with offensive lyrics.

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