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Social media lit up Wednesday evening with complaints about former Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker performing "White Christmas" at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at New York City's Rockefeller Square.
The ceremony went ahead under police protection, and Rucker performed "White Christmas," a classic written by a Jewish immigrant, Irving Berlin. The song refers to snow, not to race, in recalling a traditional Christmas scene.
Critics, however, believed that the mere reference to the color "white" by a black singer in the throes of a racially-charged controversy was offensive and suggested a contempt for the feelings of other black people.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: jadedANDcynical
The black community continues to shoot themselves in the foot. First it was using the Michael Brown shooting protest as a way to justify looting and burning down businesses. Than Michael Brown's step father incites a crowd to "burn down this bitch!" Now they want to diminish further support by excluding whites in their protests! Who is really being racist?
If you're protesting and claiming that a white police force is unjustly stereotyping black men and killing your children, don't you think the more support you get from whites will actually send a better message that the white community also agrees that this police brutality has to stop! You would think the black community would welcome whites to join their cause.
I'm sorry, who ever is organizing these protests is not only racist but stupid. I can't think of any other protest in history that would want to exclude anyone from the general public to join their cause. Even the civil rights movement welcomed whites to join in their marches.
Darius Rucker up here singing about a white Christmas. n****.
Darius Rucker/Hootie just sang "I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas" at the tree-lighting ceremony. Because America is f****** with us all
THEY MAKING DARIUS RUCKER SING 'WHITE CHRISTMAS'?!?!?!?!??!! GET THE F*** OUTTA HERE
Of course they have Darius Rucker singing "Dreaming of a white Christmas ", f****** white people.
originally posted by: jimmyx
a reply to: whyamIhere
old white men sit around and wait for their check every month too...so what's your point on that?....speaking of "playing the game"...mitt Romney knows how to play the game, he just moves his millions offshore to avoid taxes..."playing the game"?....cost overruns of billions of dollars, by military industrial companies that come right out of taxpayers pockets...funny how I don't see that money going to poor people on welfare....but republicans don't care about that, because those people have power and have the ability to screw republicans over, poor people on welfare don't, so they are easy targets.
originally posted by: Grovit
a reply to: Trexter Ziam
so what i am seeing is they want segregation and exclusion when they decide it is convenient...
then they decide it is back to equality for all...
then they get a bug up their ass and its more exclusion time