Friday, October 6, 2017

Statue of 'America's First Composer' Stephen Foster could come down over racism claims

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The national debate over whether controversial statues should be removed has now put a spotlight on Pittsburgh. A statue of Stephen Foster, dubbed "America's First Composer,” faces an uncertain future after calls for its removal.

The statue features the songwriter as he sits on a perch while a barefoot slave plays the banjo below him.

Foster, a Pittsburgh native who died in 1864, is known for writing songs like "Oh! Susana,” "Old Folks At Home,” and "Old Black Joe.”

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14 comments:

  1. This is lunacy. Things were different 150 years ago. Not necessarily good or bad, just different. View the events in context and accept them as history. If you don't like how things were then learn from them and act differently.

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  2. "My Old Kentucky Home" also by Foster was was written as an anti-slavery song. Not to mention the Kentucky state song. Ban the Kentucky Derby.
    Those people are morons.

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  3. The very first time I ever performed in public was when I was in the Third Grade at Spring Lake School (now called, "Lillian Black Elementary School", in honor of my Fourth Grade teacher) in Spring Lake, North Carolina, when I sang, "OLD FOLKS AT HOME", in the school talent show.

    https://youtu.be/K_pFn20Hl5I

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  4. I wonder if the SJWs are aware that Stephen Collins Foster was actually HONORING the black people when he composed the songs?

    They should see the 1939 movie, "SUWANEE RIVER", about his life.

    https://76movies.com/en/movies/990340/Swanee-River-1939.html

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    1. I wonder if the SJWs are aware that Stephen Collins Foster was actually HONORING the black people when he composed the songs?

      That would take research and logic.......

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  5. Don't you get it? He's white and needs to be removed from his pedestal to keep the minorities happy.

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  6. We used to sing all of these old songs in music class back in the late 50's. Where do they find any racism in them. These people are becoming incoherent thuggers afraid they will loose their special status in affirmative action policies. Are they that ill prepared to face the real world? indyjonesouthere

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    1. Are they that ill prepared to face the real world?

      For sure.

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