Thursday, December 11, 2014

I’m Dreaming of a Racially Ambiguous Holiday Season

Darius Rucker takes heat for singing “White Christmas” in the wake of the Eric Garner decision.

Quick: If you had to pick one classic Christmas song that the thought police would deem racist, which would it be? If you said, “White Christmas,” congratulations!

The 82nd Annual Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting last Wednesday was interrupted by protesters in the wake of the grand-jury decision to not indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner. The lighting went forward as planned, and Hootie & the Blowfish’s lead singer, Darius Rucker, sang Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”

Although Rucker’s was a perfectly adequate performance, the song enraged some on social media. An African-American musician singing a song that had the word “white” in it, despite the word’s referring to snow and not skin color, so close to the Eric Garner decision was apparently offensive enough that many felt the need to sound off on Twitter.



Anonymous said...

Liberalism. It's the gift of idiocy for all seasons.

Anonymous said...

The protesters are holding signs that say "Black lives matter."
Where are the protests about the many black lives of babies who are not allowed to be born because they are not convenient

Anonymous said...

About one hundred times the number of black lives are taken by other blacks as are killed by police. A large percentage of the black on black victims are unarmed or ambushed and all of the victims of the police were in some altercation with police and should have been fully aware they were at risk. There is no basis in reality for the outrage that is being expressed, it is purely political theater to empower the mouthpieces of the black fringe.


Bird of Paradise said...

Let these fools return to africa ask about when Kwanzaa begins and find out africans have never heard of Kwnazaa

Olaf Koenders said...

I'm tired of these pricks screaming "racist" just because it's convenient to their current headspace of the minute or political bent. They need to keep their traps shut or lose some teeth.

I'm done. I'll tell the truth about any race and if the truth is too hard to take for some, bad luck.

Anonymous said...

2:59 AM has got it just right !

Go Away Bird said...

Return them all to africa

Anonymous said...