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Texas Restaurant Defends ‘Coon Chicken Inn’ Blackface Caricature Sign

A neon sign from a 1920s restaurant called the “Coon Chicken Inn” contains a caricature of a Black man, with the name of the restaurant in his mouth. In 2017, the owners of Cook’s Garage, a restaurant in predominantly white Lubbock, Texas, think it’s appropriate to hang the racist sign in their establishment and call it “Americana History.” [read more…]