African American History Culture : Whistling

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    I never could whistle...as a matter of fact as a child I felt that whistling was only for men. When my brothers whistle, they could not whistle in the house.:lol: My mother would say you are not a man...don't whistle in this house...ROTFL
    In Russian and other Slavic cultures (also in Romania and the Baltic states), whistling indoors is superstitiously believed to bring poverty Wikepedia

    This young black boy was murdered because he whistled at a white girl:mad:

    http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/the-murder-of-emmett-till

    The Murder of Emmett Till

    The murder of a 14-year old black boy Emmett Till  in Money, Mississippi in August 1955 sparked the Civil Rights movement, but the crime won't sound clarion calls for a nation to wake up to if not for the above photo. The gruesome photographs of...
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