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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 09:49 AM
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A Not So Merry Christmas
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from Inside Higher Ed:

(snip) So much for the season of togetherness and good cheer.

A racially charged Christmas carol published by a conservative student publication at Tufts University has drawn the ire of activists and student government officials there. The carol, titled O Come all Ye Black Folk, a play on O Come all Ye Faithful, ran in The Primary Source, a journal of conservative thought.

During the regularly scheduled student government meeting on Sunday, the Sources editor, Alison Hoover, apologized for the song, which has been removed from the publications Web site. In its place, Hoover published an apology, which said, t is not the opinion of The Primary Source that there are no qualified black students at Tufts University or that any of the other generalizations in the song are true.

In a copy obtained by Inside Higher Ed, passages of the song read, O Jesus! We need you to fill our racial quotas. Descendants of Africa, with brown skin arriving. A line from the chorus consistently references 52 black freshmen, which is the number of black students who matriculated this year to Tufts. (snip)

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