I was just downloading some Johnny Cash mp3’s, and to my horror, I ran across this tune called “Ship Those Niggers Back.” I downloaded it, hoping against hope that it would turn out to be an ironic comment against racism. Sadly, this wasn’t the case. It was as bad as the title suggests. Worse, even. It was a very old recording of poor quality, so I can’t tell for certain if the singer was actually him.
I am given hope by the fact that Google returns very few matches on this subject, so I hope to god this was just a mislabeling of the mp3 file. I understand he wasn’t a perfect man, but this kind of racism is something I’d have a really hard time overlooking. Someone please assure me this isn’t actually Johnny Cash.