1970s band named “Hot Chocolate”: how is this not incredibly racist?

There is a well-known 1970s band named “Hot Chocolate”.  Its songs include “Every 1’s a Winner” and “You Se_y Thing”.

The group is African-American.

Isn’t it incredibly racist to use the name “Hot Chocolate”?

Update:

The name was picked in the context of a majority-white racist society.

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  • 3 days ago

    No it's not racist. Are you overly sensitive are are you just a trouble maker?

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Hot Chocolate was a BRITISH band that formed in 1968.  Original singer & primary songwriter was Errol Brown (1943-2015).  He was born in Kingston, Jamaica & came to the U.K. at age 12 in 1956.  He began Hot Chocolate Band in 1968.  He was awarded an M.B.E. by Queen Elizabeth in 2003 & an Ivor Novello award in 2004 for "Outstanding Contributions to British Music."     

    It seems that, beside you being completely wrong, virtually no one agrees with you.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You are just trying to stir up trouble. Better know your music history. No one in this section is falling for what you are trying to do.

  • 1 month ago

    There was also a band called Hot Butter.

    Are you going to try and claim that's biased against lactose- intolerant people?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Butter

    A name is just a name.

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  • 1 month ago

    Surely it wasn't racist because they chose the name of the band themselves. And aren't they still around?

  • Audrey
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    It was just the name of a band. Period. People weren't such snowflakes back then.

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    it's not racist, if they picked the name themselves. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No. How does a hot beverage have anything to do with race? 

  • 1 month ago

    I presume you're trolling but just to correct you:

    Hot Chocolate were a British band (from London). My favourite single was No Doubt About It.

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