To put these offensive songs into perspective...."That's why Darkies Were Born" was a satirical song that was written to make fun of racism. It was also sung by Paul Robeson, an African American actor and civil rights activist. "Pickaninny Heaven" was sung by Kate Smith as part of the move "Hello Everybody" She didn't write the song, simply sang it as part of her character in the movie.
In my mind, this is not a question of moving on from an old tradition, but it is a question of
I'm glad you brought this up OR as this is something I've been looking into the last few days. What do we know about her character and how did she come to sing these songs? It's a long post but I will share some of my findings and my feelings below if you care to read.
I haven't commented yet on this matter as I have been busy doing research the last few days as this whole episode bothers me as a Flyers fan. We've all seen and discussed that at least one song was parody and was
So is removing a statue changing history ?
I mean- we still had the civil war regardless of how many statues still stand honoring the losers.
Many weren't erected until well after the war, in defiance of Robert E Lee's request to leave it be.
I'm probably not telling you anything about the daughters of the confederacy.
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Very well put. Too bad that all too often people kowtow to the loudest complainer in the room just to keep the peace instead of standing by what is right. People who want to change history because they do not like it are doomed to repeat the same mistakes as their predecessors. It is a trap set by today's political correctness that infects all of society today.
We're living in a time of unbridled outrage that people attempt to quell with outrageous and extreme reactions.
Our nation was 50% conceived of and founded by men who owned other human beings as slaves.
Slavery (though often not entirely racial) was sanctioned and endorsed in the Bible and never really un-endorsed in the new testament.
Overt racism was utterly acceptable and utterly legal in my parents generation.
It sounds impossible to comprehend in