Oh Come On! Now Liberals Are Saying CRACKER BARREL Is Racist!


The insanity of leftist liberals has gone too far that they have to spread scandalous accusations based on hearsay.

These accusations spark a debate among Twitter users, claiming that the Cracker Barrel logo features a whip and that the chain is named after a barrel of whips.

It was in 1969 when the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain start serving Southern cuisine and selling rocking chairs in its old country stores since its first location opened in Lebanon, Tenn.

But some socialist fake news spreader claims that the company’s name and logo refer to a slaveholder’s whips and the barrels they were stored in.

Here’s what one Facebook post said featuring an image of the company’s name and logo:

“Cracker was a slang term for whip. Thats why blacks called whites crackers, from the crack of the whip. A cracker barrel is a barrel that held the whips for sale at the country store. You see the whip going from the R to the K? Racism in your face!!”

Cracker Barrel

While the claim seemed plausible for many, it’s mostly false, according to Snopes, which debunked the accusation of being racist.

This is not the first time the claim has made its rounds, and it was first debunked in 2011. “Cracker”—when used to describe poor white people—does come from “whip-cracker,” someone who cracks a whip. However, cracker barrels were literally just a place to store dry crackers prior to the invention of machine packaging in the 1800s.

None of us is safe from these false accusations, which can easily ruin a person or business’s reputation and worse. Unfortunately, these flagrant assertions are too often false and do irreparable damage to the accused without the possibility of correcting the defamation.

Then, the post went viral, sparking thousands of shares and accusations of corporate racism. Soon, the comments were flooded with social media users disparaging and stereotyping white people.

“Aside from the racism, the food screams white people lol,” one commenter wrote. “Y’all shouldn’t be eating there to begin with.”

“When you walk in there it gives racist vibes,” another replied.

“And the name matches the vibes too. Hit with the smell of racism as soon as you open the door,” another commented.

“It makes sense though. I feel like anytime I walked in there I was expecting to get sold out of the gift shop. Just slave vibes all around in that place,” another wrote.

Then restuarant then responded to this faulty accusation of racism through Politifact:

Of course, the name has nothing to do with slavery or whips but refers to actual barrels of soda crackers that were delivered to general stores for sale. However, most who stumbled across the rumor refused to do a simple search of this fact.

“The part of the logo being referenced in social media posts is a flourish, which is used in the calligraphy of the logos of many brands,” the company said in an emailed statement. “Cracker Barrel rejects racism and discrimination in any form.”

Polifact then RATE the accusation FALSE:

That isn’t true. The company rejected the rumor and said its logo features a common calligraphy flourish used in the logos of many brands.

The barrels referred to in the name were used at general stores to store soda crackers, not whips.

We rate this False.

Sources: Taphaps, Politifact, AJC, Snopes