Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo: Racist Nursery Rhymes You Didn’t Know You Were Learning

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Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo

Remember playing this choosing game on the playground? You probably sang something about a tiger, but the original lyrics go like this:

“Eenie, meenie, minie mo/
Catch an nigger by the toe/
If he hollers, let him go/
Eenie, meenie, minie mo.”

And people still use that version to this day. Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson recently got in trouble for using it while taping his internationally syndicated show. How comfortable with using the n-word do you have to be to say it when you know you’re on TV?

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