Talk:Purple drank

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Why do people mention "purple drank" in racist jokes?--Kugelschreiber (talk) (mail) (block) 12:55, 24 May 2016 (UTC) 12:55, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

I imagine one guy "noticed" a few black people drinking it and concluded that it's a "black thing" and now it's a stereotype, like watermelon and fried chicken.-- (talk) 12:59, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
Well, according to stuff I read on the net, the watermelon and fried chicken cliche came from both being poor people food in the South, so I was wondering, what the reason for this connection between "purple drank" and blacks.--Kugelschreiber (talk) (mail) (block) 13:03, 24 May 2016 (UTC) 13:03, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
The one time I heard it mentioned was in the Trayvon Martin case, so perhaps that has something to do with it. Withoutaname (talk) 13:55, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
So maybe because it is or at least it is seen as a poor people's legal high?--Kugelschreiber (talk) (mail) (block) 14:10, 24 May 2016 (UTC) 14:10, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

That's Racist! - Purple Drank, Grape Drink, & the Great Racist Myth αδελφός ΓυζζγςατΡοτατο (talk/stalk) 15:45, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

No idea on the racisim but it is a ridiculous way to get high. I wouldn't even call it a "poor mans high" in the U.S when you sip the stuff. Codeine based cougth syrup is prescription only in the U.S and people are selling it for $100+. In the UK and other nations it can be bought from chemists\online for about $10. Thing is your only going to get an effect if you chug it quickly. "Sipping on Lean" is like saying your going to get drunk by drinking a can of beer 1 sip at a time. There is a variation with a stronger Opiate but that is not what "Drank" refers to. Also the brand of Syrup is important even though the original is now discontinued, doesn't matter that they are identical codeine wise— Unsigned, by: Hyplon / talk / contribs
How does 'Vin Mariani' fit into the mix? (talk) 18:25, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

My lean cost more than your rent[edit]

(It do!) (talk) 01:45, 29 September 2018 (UTC)