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Thread #163299   Message #3894400
Posted By: GUEST,guest akenaton
17-Dec-17 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: Jingle Bells Originally Performed in Minstrel Show
Subject: RE: Jinge Bells is Racist
Well pardon my stupidity, but having studied the link, I can find nothing at all racist in the song.
Does the fact that the song was once sung in "minstrel shows" make the song itself racist...surely not?

I remember the "Black and White Minstrel Show" on BBC TV and they performed all kinds of songs usually very well indeed. It was one of the most popular entertainments shows on TV.
So any thing which has been sung by "Minstrels" is inherently racist?
Madness.