News Flash! Offensive Lawn Jockey Ornament Gets ‘Sacked’!

Two months ago, we wrote about a hot little bargain in Hummerville we pass each day en route to the train–4 beds, pool, $559K–that just didn’t seem to sell, perhaps owing to the horribly offensive black lawn jockey in the front yard.

So enamored of their thigh-high lawn ornament were the sellers that they even featured the guy in the photo one sees when accessing the listing on  

Well, we noticed about a week ago that the For Sale sign had come down. And we noticed Monday that a large dumpster was in the driveway, filled with what looked like moving-out debris.

Could it be?

And, just yesterday, we were pushing Little G up the hill in the stroller after a trip to the playground. A man was taking a break from mowing the lawn, chatting with another man. They nodded hello. I asked if one of them had bought the house. Lawnmower Man said he was renting with an option to buy. We talked about the neighborhood, the schools, the town, and then I of course brought up the lawn jockey. His friend asked if the owner was black; the owner was not. He shook his head in disgust.

We joked about paying some high school kids a few bucks to stick some firecrackers in the thing and blow it up in the name of Uncle Sam. Little G got antsy. We bid farewell.

Well, today I’m flying down the hill on my bike to the train, and, lo and behold, I see a black Hefty bag draped over the offensive black lawn jockey.

My guess is Lawnmower Man has already scored some points with his new neighbors.

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4 Responses to News Flash! Offensive Lawn Jockey Ornament Gets ‘Sacked’!

  1. Unbelievable says:

    Unbelievable! I can’t say what is more offensive. Your threats to destroy another’s property or your own misguided bias. You certainly are not informed with respect to the history of the Lawn Jockey. Please do your due diligence before submitting erroneous blather over the internet. I suggest you start with the included link, then go to the African American History Museum in LA.

  2. elissssabeth says:

    I don’t know about the credentials of the guy on the video in the previous post, but HERE’S a link that mentions the history of lawn jockeys.

  3. squarepegroundhole says:

    Here are a few sites up on the issues:

  4. Kim says:

    This is part of the pussification of America. So, it is ok to have a statue of a white person (because who gives a shite about them anyway) but not of a piece of American Folk Art featuring a black person? Can’t you people quit trying to find things to be offended about? I hope that you all realize that MOST of the people who live in this country have ancestors who DID NOT come here by choice. Oh yes, there were actually white people who have had ancestors who were wronged as well. They were called “indentured servants.” Also, many white people from Europe who had committed minor offenses were sent here as slaves as they were prisoners. Do yourselves a favor, quit trying to be offended and live your life. Let go of the bitterness and knock that big chip off your shoulder and you will be much happier.

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