AMERICA IS LOST. We have become senseless, stupid and accepting of idiocy.
“It’s the single most offensive display of public art in Pittsburgh, hands down,” Paradise Gray, a hip-hop activist, musician and writer, told the Post-Gazette in August . “It permanently depicts the black man at the white man’s feet………Others say it highlights that Foster was inspired by black spirituals. Some historians contend the 1848 song is actually an early, subtle anti-slavery song.” But Paradise Gray won! Statue’s gone!
I like Foster’s music, My Old Kentucky Home, Beautiful Dreamer, Camptown Races, etc, songs American children learned in school but don’t anymore, more’s the pity. Isn’t it amazing that a Black man posed as playing music for, obviously, a composer, is looked upon as racist. Funny, even Wikipedia says that the park in Philadelphia honors Foster with this statue….(not anymore).
Who’s fighting these things?