Liberal Boston University Professor Kyna Hamill claims that one of the most iconic Christmas songs of all time is actually racist and it was written to make fun of African Americans. Jingle Bells was completed by James Pierpont in 1850 and published in the autumn of 1857. Even though the song was originally intended for the Thanksgiving season and did not have a connection to Christmas, it became associate with Christmas music and the Christmas season in the decades to follow after its publishing.
In an interview with Boston.com, Hamill said that Pierpont wrote the song to cash in on the “racist entertainment that was popular at the time.”
Hamill, who is a professor of theater history and claims to have studied the origins of “Jingle Bells” for the past several years, said the first performance of the song was in 1857.
“It was first performed in this blackface minstrel hall in Boston in 1857.”
In a September 2017 research paper published in Cambridge University’s theater history journal, Theatre Survey, Hamill wrote that “the racial history of the song has remained hidden behind its local and seasonal affection.”
Kyna Hamill also claims that the song is a prime example of how 19th-century music’s “blackface and racist origins have been subtly and systematically removed from its history.”
Have we gone past the point of no return in the land of political correctness with these liberal professor’s who claims that now that everything that is good and wholesome is now racist. It is maddening that the world as gone this way but we can change this direction that the world is going. It is important that we must change this type of behavior before it is too late.