Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

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  1. Jabby

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    the way it has been explained to me, not this exact example but similar, that victory and the connected song didn't lead to hundreds of years of discrimination (at least not in the same way as POC have had to endure). It was a "fair" fight between two consenting counties

    if a song reminds people of the abhorrent acts of slavery and the ongoing discrimination going on in the world then singing it should be stopped, IMO

    I've seen people elsewhere use the "its only a song, it cant actually hurt people" defense...we, conversely, if its only a song, why does it matter so much to people? surely stopping people feeling like **** should take precedence over our own enjoyment of something...im not sure how people can enjoy something knowing it makes other people feel bad

    finally, im not a PoC, so im in no place to tell them they are not being discriminated against, if they tell me they are we have to take them at the word and address it
     
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    POC - thought you were talking about Paul O'Connell at first.:D
     
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    Or this one :


    Politically correct in every sense!!
     
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