'White Christmas' - hate speech or cheerful holiday tune?
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WELL, we're into the very beginning of the Christmas season, and some of the local radio stations have begun their 24/7 holiday music marathons.
I love it for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that it's the only time of the year you can hear music from the 40's on the mainstream radio stations. One of the songs - the best selling single of all time in fact - is Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas'.
However, the left has gotten so insane under Barry and other Democrat 'leaders' that even this, the most mundane of songs, has become an indictment on American culture to them.
This from 2 years ago:
"Tell Local Radio Stations to Stop Playing the Song ‘White Christmas’ as it is Insulting to People of Color and Perpetuates the Idea That Being White is Automatically A Positive Attribute in Our Society,” the petition stated.
It was signed by 18 students in an hour. Now, it was done as a lark by conservatives to see how many would sign it, but still a bit shocking.
More alarming perhaps is the Salon article from last year title, "Dreaming of a white “Christmas Story”: A Yuletide classic’s “color-blind” racism". Again, not the Onion, but one of the leading liberal mags.
Needless to say, things haven't gotten much less crazy since Trump won. So here's the question - will there will a full court press on 'White Christmas' or will the left start to realize that that's how you get Trump?
Re: 'White Christmas' - hate speech or cheerful holiday tune?
If you thought 'White Christmas' was the best neo-Nazi theme song, you were wrong - it's 'Jingle Bells':
"Boston Professor Proclaims ‘Jingle Bells’ a ‘Racist’ Song
A professor at Boston University has proclaimed Christmas carol favorite “Jingle Bells” to be a “racist song” and is urging people to shun the jaunty tune.
Kyna Hamill, a theater history professor at Boston University, recently told the Boston Globe that the venerable Christmas song has a “secret” racist past that has been “systematically” hidden from Americans as they celebrate the Christmas season.
“The history of the song has remained hidden behind its local and season affection,” Hamill told the paper. She continued saying the song’s “blackface and racist origins have been subtly and systematically removed from its history.
Hamill claims the song, written 160 years ago by James Pierpont, was written to ridicule black people and was first performed in a blackface minstrel hall in Boston in 1857.”