December 17, 2017

Leftists Argue That Jingle Bells Is 'Racist'

Rebel Staff

This week, the left's latest Christmas target is the classic song "Jingle Bells," a tune that a Boston University professor is calling "racist."

BU theater historian Kyna Hamill wrote in a new research paper that "Jingle Bells" is "rooted in racism" because it was originally performed to mock African Americans. 

“The legacy of ‘Jingle Bells’ is one where its blackface and racist origins have been subtly and systematically removed from its history,” Hamill wrote. 

“Its origins emerged from the economic needs of a perpetually unsuccessful man, the racial politics of antebellum Boston, the city’s climate, and the intertheatrical repertoire of commercial blackface performers moving between Boston and New York,” she continued. 

Hamill claimed that the song lyrics “display no real originality" and inexplicably wrote that phrases like “Miss Fanny Bright” and “dashing through the snow” are somehow racist. 

“Words such as ‘thro,’ ‘tho’t,’ and ‘upsot’ suggest a racialized performance that attempted to sound ‘Southern’ to a Northern audience,” Hamill wrote.

Can you hear the racism? No? Well, we can't either!

It seems like leftists just wake up in the morning looking for things that they can dub "racist" these days! Jingle Bells is just about the most simple and fun Christmas song that there is, yet the left has found a way to be offended by it as well. Just because Jingle Bells was written at a time when there were blackface performers, it does not mean the song itself is racist. Should every book or piece of music from before the Civil War be banned because it existed in a world where slavery was legal? No! Yet that seems to be exactly what Hamill is calling for in this article. 

The left is on a mission to erase history and get rid of anything that they can relate to racism in even the loosest sense of the world. We can't let them continue to erase the history of our country that led to us being the great nation we are today. And we certainly can't let them take away Jingle Bells!


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commented 2017-12-18 23:28:52 -0500
Pretty soon we wont be allowed to fly kites .
commented 2017-12-18 23:27:48 -0500
Pretty soon we wont be allowed to fly kites .
commented 2017-12-18 23:26:45 -0500
Pretty soon we wont be allowed to fly kites .
commented 2017-12-18 15:04:30 -0500
Everyone has the right to participate in the traditions of a season, or not. Otherwise shut the f**k up!
commented 2017-12-18 14:56:53 -0500
I wonder if Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis, Wynton Marsellis, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and other Black musicians realized they were enabling White supremacy when they covered the song? Also noting Sammy Davis was a Jew when he did so.
commented 2017-12-18 13:51:57 -0500
Andrew Mirlach, your link does not show,
here are similar links:
“Did you know that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history?”
commented 2017-12-18 13:21:44 -0500
Leftists = STUPID!. Everyone knows (including the stupids) that “you can not fix STUPID”.
commented 2017-12-18 11:19:27 -0500
“The legacy of ‘Jingle Bells’ is one where its blackface and racist origins have been subtly and systematically removed from its history.” Kinda like the democratic party has subtly and systematically removed it’s Racist origins from its history? You know that whole KKK thing? Just the usual Pure Projection coming from the leftarded.
commented 2017-12-18 11:04:13 -0500
Yes ‘Jingle Bells Jingle Bells’ is racist.
And it’s as ‘true’ as Man can be a Woman on whim, and a child can decide if he/she wants be a boy or a girl, and naturally humans have more than 15 genders, and Canada has no core identity or values, and islam is a religion of peace, and killing an innocent is the greatest sin in islam.
Everything the leftist & their toadies say is true in 21st century postmodern world.
On the topic of stupidity, Einstein once said:
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
commented 2017-12-18 10:53:31 -0500
With the leftist snowflakes you have to remember one thing; “You can’t fix stupid”.
commented 2017-12-18 08:00:57 -0500
John Wayne said, “Life is hard. It’s harder if you’re stupid.”
commented 2017-12-18 03:50:09 -0500
Of course it’s racist. Everything is racist…. or homophobic…. or Islamophobic…. or causes global warming…. or whatever the cause-de-jour happens to be at the moment. Universities used to be institutions for the free exchange of ideas, but they have morphed into institutions that take young moldable minds and turning them into the minds of useless stupid parasites, just like the professors who teach them.
commented 2017-12-18 01:59:59 -0500
Does the left have some plan to make us all the same color?
commented 2017-12-17 23:37:23 -0500
It would seem that Kyna Hamill has way too much time on her hands. She needs to get a life.
commented 2017-12-17 22:36:24 -0500
When do they start the purge against Al Jolson? If they want to ban “racist” music and talent, they at least have an argument regarding Jolson (IMO his performances are historical and should NOT be purged).
commented 2017-12-17 20:46:23 -0500
Looks like Ms. Hamill (short for miserable) is or was affiliated with the University of Alberta.
What can you expect of someone trained in a socialist state school?
This idiot seems to find all sorts of crap and violence in media such as films, books, theatre and music.
Why wouldn’t she say something about the violence in the Quaran?
commented 2017-12-17 20:34:43 -0500
The continual search for “racism” by leftist regressives is tiresome….enough already!
Attacking Christmas traditions and Christians has got to stop!