Professor Claims “Jingle Bells” Is Racist. Wait. What?

Posted: December 15, 2017 in Things I Hate, WTF?, Wussification of America
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Source – A professor at Boston University has proclaimed Christmas carol favorite “Jingle Bells” to be a “racist song” and is urging people to shun the jaunty tune. Kyna Hamill, a theater history professor at Boston University, recently told the Boston Globe that the venerable Christmas song has a “secret” racist past that has been “systematically” hidden from Americans as they celebrate the Christmas season. Hamill claims the song, written 160-years ago by James Pierpont, was written to ridicule black people and was first performed in a blackface minstrel hall in Boston in 1857. The professor said that her study of the history of the song proved that the song was made to satirize how black people reacted to winter activities such as sleigh riding. 

Wow. And here all these years I thought the song was about riding in a one horse open sleigh and laughing and jingling all the way and whatnot. Now Kyna Hamill has gone and ruined it for me. Seriously, how in the hell can a song be racist when not one person on earth sings it with that intent? Answer: It can’t be.

PS- I also read where “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” was totally about date rape. I don’t understand anything about anything anymore.

Gimme a holler.

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