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Origins of the song are kinda sketchy

I mean the song was debuted during a freaking minstrel show held by the school, sung by college kids in blackface..

The tune it's sung to (I've been working on the railroad) has an original verse sung completely in "minstrel talk" that's pretty damn insulting and racist. There's a reason that verse is not sung anymore.

As a fully "woke" "lefty" "snowflake", I can see where they would have the idea to change some lyrics. It's borderline, but I don't see it as egregious as other things that probably need some changing . It's up to the school if they want to make that decision. I don't think they should worry about donors pulling their donations because they change the lyrics a bit. That's a bluff I think they should be willing to call. Something like that can be changed easily. 20 years from now, few people will know there was a different lyric.

I mean there's a whole verse from the original star spangled banner that mentions slavery and we don't sing that at games. Things change. We as a society make mistakes and years later we realize how silly or stupid those mistakes were and try to fix them. It's nothing new.

(In response to this post by Bayou buc)

Posted: 03/02/2021 at 2:31PM


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