Noblesville mall cleans up soap

Dateline: Fri 10 Dec 2010

Robert Annis of the Indianapolis Star reported Thursday in the newspaper that the "racist soap" issue is all washed up; the soap will be sold no more at the little "curiosity shop" run by attorney Gary Dewester in the Logan Village Mall in Noblesville.

What amazes me is how much people care about this issue. Slow news day? Fox 59, Channel 13 and the Star all ran stories on this subject.

OK, blogger/friend Kelly Jone Sharp can take a bow for sniffing out and exposing the racist soap scandal in the small burg of Noblesville. This is a boost to her blog,

Go there is you want to see a pix.

The soap, which I suspect is a repro of the real stuff made when racist ads and products were common, is sold under the ugly labels of "Spook Soap," "Coon Coap," and "Kolored Kids Soap." Kute.

The backlash has already started; read the comments in Annis' story. People now are defending their right to buy the stuff, as if they've finally found a cause to get behind. Instead, they should get real and come to grips with the fact that, in 2010, racism is so declasse. Further clarification: according to blog reader/commenter Johnny on a previous post, this soap is not an authentic reproduction of something that was once sold. It's just a cheesy product made to express contempt for black people.


But hey, it's America; let the marketplace prevail.

It just did.  Bye, bye, stoopid soap.


Tell The Truth [Member] said:

Good riddance.

2010-12-10 13:54:19

Ms. Cynical [unverified] said:

Ruth said, "What amazes me is how much people care about this issue."

Doesn't amaze me. It's always easier to take a stand on something that really doesn't matter (like soap) than something that does (like unemployment or public education or rapid transit or...).

Whether that guy sells one bar of soap or a thousand, there'll still be racists in central Indiana.

2010-12-10 19:23:15

hendy [Member] said:

The TV news time slots require multiple video segments. Some can go longer than others. So news is vacuumed up to the top of the heap when it's desultory or a crap magnet.

I'm with Ms Cynical on this one.

2010-12-11 09:57:49

Ray Spate [unverified] said:

Racism is but one transactional excuse for hatred.

While people have the right to buy & sell this stuff, others might ask if they're in their right minds.

2010-12-11 19:35:11

varangianguard [unverified] said:

I'm with Ms. Cynical (and hendy), too.

2010-12-13 05:09:56

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