The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #140761 Message #4065901
Posted By: Steve Gardham
26-Jul-20 - 06:29 AM
Thread Name: Are racist, but traditional, songs OK?
Subject: RE: Are racist, but traditional, songs OK?
Joe, your adversary is effectively trying to 'whitewash' history if you cannot have the discussion in public. You were clearly using the songs as examples of racism. I cannot see a problem with that.
Also if you can't even mention what a place was named at some point in history then you are whitewashing history, regardless of who gave it that name.
The authorities have it right in my opinion. Don't destroy the statues, put them in a museum and explain why this happened. Not rocket science.
Likewise the use of the N word. To ban it completely is ridiculous. If it is used in the way Leadbetter sang it then it is completely acceptable. The usage is completely clear in the song and needs no explanation.