Re: Forbidden Songs??
C. Findley (c.findley@GENIE.GEIS.COM)
Wed, 15 Jun 1994 04:02:00 UTC
I am Southern by birth and by Education. Many of my friends (many of those
Scouts) are Southern blacks. We all view the song Dixie in the same way: a
tribute to a great geographical district. Many are shocked now that I live
in the land of the Yankees to learn that Yankees owned slaves as well. It
was a HORRID period of behavior in our country, but no one area had dibs on
it. Anyone who really looks into the war knows that slavery was only a
frontal issue to cover the real problems of the era. Fortunately, slavery
was dying out anyway. My point is, I AGREE that no matter WHAT the content
of any given song, if it is going to be offensive to a large number present,
it is always easy (and the Scout-like thing to do!) to pick a replacement.
KEEP ON SCOUTING!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City