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'Jimmies' has racist origins?

Ya know those sprinkles used on confections, called Jimmies? Were they named as a reference to Jim Crow? Probably not. There’s no valid reason to suppose that ‘jimmies’ carries a racist meaning or had a racially-charged origin. However, it’s difficult to disprove because the term’s entry into the English language is murky. http://www.snopes.com/language/offense/jimmies.asp

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