Should Cracker Barrel’s Name Be Changed to ‘Caucasian Barrel’?
Ryan Koch from Des Moines, Iowa, created a petition on Change.org to change the name of Cracker Barrel to Caucasian Barrel because he says the word “cracker” is offensive.
Koch writes: “I say all of us European Americans start protesting C****er Barrel. It uses an offensive slur and it is deeply offensive and mocks our long and proud heritage.”
He also cites the Cracker Barrel logo of a man leaning on what he says is a bourbon barrel, which he claims suggests “we are all a bunch of alcoholics.” Koch continues, satirically, “Sure, they'll say it's a ‘cracker’ barrel, but everyone knows crackers don't come in barrels, they come in bags and boxes!”
The petition needs 10,000 signatures and right now it has well over 8,000.
Cracker Barrel was created by a man named Dan Evins. The first restaurant opened in Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1969.
Koch ends the petition by saying: “Change the name C****er Barrel to Caucasian Barrel. After all, white people should have something to be offended by, too!” Again, it should be duly noted that this is satire.