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    Kate Smith's 1939 version of God Bless America will no longer be played at Yankee Stadium and the Philadelphia Flyers covered her statue at the Wells Fargo Center with tarp. I'm sure others will follow their lead. This is due to 2 other songs she sang that are now unacceptable.

    The songs are "That's Why Darkies Were Born" and "Pickaninnies' Heaven" from the 1930s. Both songs contain questionable lyrics and references, though the former has been known as satire and was also performed with Paul Robeson, who is black.


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    Last edited by Persephone; 21 Apr 19, 10:46.
    "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

    "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

  • #2
    Originally posted by Persephone View Post

    The songs are "That's Why Darkies Were Born" and "Pickaninnies' Heaven" from the 1930s. Both songs contain questionable lyrics and references, though the former has been known as satire and was also performed with Paul Robeson, who is black.
    Good, makes no difference to me that the song isn't played any longer at a ball game. If I want to hear it I can play it on my phone.

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    • #3
      So it's the singer and not the song that is objected to?
      Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
      Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MarkV View Post
        So it's the singer and not the song that is objected to?
        It is the insane nature of SJWs and the doctrine of Political Correctness.

        If they can find anything objectionable about any aspect of any person's past, living or dead, they have their excuse to make them into a non-person.
        I'm not sure that even the Soviets were this ludicrous, this may be a whole new level of wickedness.
        "Why is the Rum gone?"

        -Captain Jack

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        • #5
          Many blacks took part in black face or derogatory performances during that time as it usually was their only way in the business. Doesn't change the fact that there was still racism behind it. More importantly, when will racists simply be held accountable for their actions? How is the person who made racist songs not the bad guy? Why does everyone else have to accept and promote your culture of racism?

          You can support whatever artists you want during your own time, but to argue that it should be accepted culture today is.. well, expected of you, but disgusting nonetheless.
          "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
          - Benjamin Franklin

          The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MarkV View Post
            So it's the singer and not the song that is objected to?



            Smith recorded the song, “Pickaninny Heaven,” in which she said children should fantasize about an amazing place with great big watermelons. She shot a video for that song that took place in an orphanage for black children. She also recorded another questionable song, “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” which included the lyrics, “someone had to pick the cotton, that’s why darkies were born.”
            "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

            "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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            • #7
              Allah bless America. Submit to Allah’s will: be American and ban racism from sports venues.
              "It is a fine fox chase, my boys"

              "It is well that war is so terrible-we would grow too fond of it"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by American87 View Post
                Allah bless America. Submit to Allah’s will: be American and ban racism from sports venues.
                The cult of death loves nothing more than to spread division.
                Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
                  Many blacks took part in black face or derogatory performances during that time as it usually was their only way in the business. Doesn't change the fact that there was still racism behind it. More importantly, when will racists simply be held accountable for their actions? How is the person who made racist songs not the bad guy? Why does everyone else have to accept and promote your culture of racism?

                  You can support whatever artists you want during your own time, but to argue that it should be accepted culture today is.. well, expected of you, but disgusting nonetheless.
                  Who are you referring to?


                  "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

                  "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Persephone View Post
                    Kate Smith's 1939 version of God Bless America will no longer be played at Yankee Stadium and the Philadelphia Flyers covered her statue at the Wells Fargo Center with tarp. I'm sure others will follow their lead. This is due to 2 other songs she sang that are now unacceptable.

                    The songs are "That's Why Darkies Were Born" and "Pickaninnies' Heaven" from the 1930s. Both songs contain questionable lyrics and references, though the former has been known as satire and was also performed with Paul Robeson, who is black.


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                    Its a result of the Trump AOC effect IMO. How politicians today have increased talk about these kinds of non issues when today the USA sees moor poor blacks and poor whites then it did in the WW2 era or much of the American past.

                    As we can see the 7th inning stretch in Yankee stadium heard Kate Smiths God Bless America(I got to see it at Old Yankee Stadium which is now Gone) during GWB and Obamas presidency. But history will record this American tradition has been interrupted under the Trump presidency. And now Trump or someone needs to work to bring the song back to the New Yankee stadium.

                    Fwiw Obama was more Italian compared to Trump. Obama is an honorary Italian. Obama protected European traditions Trump needs to learn from this.
                    Last edited by Stonewall_Jack; 21 Apr 19, 20:48.
                    Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jRDwlR4zbEM

                    Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

                    George S Patton

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                    • #11
                      In commemoration of Christopher Columbus's historic voyage 524 years ago, the Congress, by joint resolution of April 30, 1934, and modified in 1968 (36 U.S.C. 107), as amended, has requested the President proclaim the second Monday of October of each year as "Columbus Day."

                      NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 10, 2016, as Columbus Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also direct that the flag of the United States be displayed on all public buildings on the appointed day in honor of our diverse history and all who have contributed to shaping this Nation.

                      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.


                      BARACK OBAMA

                      https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov...umbus-day-2016

                      Thats how Obama won a ton of white and black votes by reaching out to both groups history. Trump can learn from that. Obama reached out to European and African Americans.
                      Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jRDwlR4zbEM

                      Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

                      George S Patton

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post

                        The cult of death loves nothing more than to spread division.
                        Cult of Death aka Trump and his supporters
                        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                        • #13
                          We are not now that strength which in old days
                          Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                          Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                          To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                          • #14


                            Let's take down the Washington Monument - Washington owned slaves.

                            Let's destroy the Lincoln Memorial - Lincoln said that colored people were second class people and needed to be led around and told what to do, and he had no problem with slavery so long as he got what he wanted out of the Civil War. (look up his speeches and letters if you doubt this)

                            Let's destroy the Jefferson Memorial - Jefferson slept with one of his slaves.

                            Let's destroy the Obama presidential library because Obama was not only a racist, but a closet Muslim and an apologist to terrorists and gave billions to Iran, a terrorist nation working on nuclear weapons.

                            And let's rename the United States of America because "united" is the farthest thing from what this nation is. ow about NAB - North American Bigots?

                            Just when I thought the insane B*** S*** on this forum couldn't get any deeper, the usual collection of haters, racists and loose screws piled it up to new heights.

                            This isn't a discussion forum any longer - it's a lynch mob. All that's missing are buckets of tar, bags of feathers and white sheets with eye holes.
                            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                            • #15
                              Let's destroy the Obama presidential library because Obama was not only a racist, but a closet Muslim and an apologist to terrorists and gave billions to Iran, a terrorist nation working on nuclear weapons.
                              How disconnect can a rant get. Your one of the same type that pointed out that the Revern Wright was preaching white hate for the twenty years Obama attended church. But still you have the dumb to say he was Muslim. Where did those billions in funds for Iran come from. Nothing given but returned.

                              Just when I thought the insane B*** S*** on this forum couldn't get any deeper, the usual collection of haters, racists and loose screws piled it up to new heights.
                              Make sure you'er not part of the problem IMO you are.
                              Last edited by Half Pint John; 24 Apr 19, 16:05.
                              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                              you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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