Är det kulturell appropriation då en rik svart kändis (Sammy Davies) sjunger om Mr Bojangles?
Nä naturligtvis inte! Uttrycket kommer inte till förrän den identitetspolitiska poskoloniala kulturblicken tar över politiken!
”Walker has said he was inspired to write the song after an encounter with a street performer in a New Orleans jail. While in jail for public intoxication in 1965, he met a homeless white man who called himself ”Mr. Bojangles” (who, in turn, presumably took his pseudonym from performer Bill Robinson, who was likewise nicknamed ”Bojangles”) to conceal his true identity from the police. He had been arrested as part of a police sweep of indigent people that was carried out following a high-profile murder. The two men and others in the cell chatted about all manner of things, but when Mr. Bojangles told a story about his dog, the mood in the room turned heavy. Someone else in the cell asked for something to lighten the mood, and Mr. Bojangles obliged with a tap dance.”