Mudcat Café message #3894483 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163299   Message #3894483
Posted By: Jackaroodave
18-Dec-17 - 07:07 AM
Thread Name: Jingle Bells Originally Performed in Minstrel Show
Subject: RE: Jingle Bells Originally Performed in Minstrel Show
"What, I think, the good people of Mudcat have almost uniformly rejected, is any notion that we should no longer sing it, which in turn means that we are rejecting what the journalists said.
Who knows if they reported the Boston professor accurately? (But we all know not to believe all we read in the papers.)"

Tattie, the Boston Herald American quotes Hamill saying she does not discourage people from singing the song and does not consider it a racist song. If you look a couple of posts up, you'll see her position as quoted by Jeri from the article. Not only the good people of Mudcat, but everyone rejects that notion.