Skip to comments.Saint Mary's punishes professor for choosing racist song
Posted on 04/26/2010 9:01:53 PM PDT by SmithL
MORAGA Saint Mary's College has punished a singing instructor, who is the brother of a college trustee, for his choice to use a song that uses racist terms in a voice class last month.
College leaders said Monday the incident called into question Louis Lebherz's future at the school. The musician already has been forced to apologize to the class and to complete diversity training, said Beth Dobkin, the college's provost.
Lebherz, an artist in residence at Saint Mary's, had been asked to teach classes this year, Dobkin said. His choice to use the original version of the show tune "Old Man River," which refers to slaves and African-Americans in derogatory terms, will affect his employment,
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I didn't know that.
Does anyone know exactly when that happened? I could not have been before 1950.
It contains the word “darkies.”
The WHOLE SONG is about how WHITE FOLKS are keeping “darkies” subservient.
The WHOLE SHOW is anti-racism.
Changes listed under “Paul Robeson’s alterations to the song lyrics”
You’ve never heard “Elderly man River?”
Stan Freeberg took this issue on almost 60 years ago!
They could have just balanced it off by the black rap song “Cop Killer”.
Just one more attempt at the pussification of America by a bunch of hysterical pussies.
More action from dumb kalifornia blacks, like the teacher who almost lost her job for using the word “niggardly.” The ig’nant black folk got all up in her face.
Apparently the “derogatory terms” in question are so taboo that the Contra Costa ties can’t even give us a clue as to what they were. Was it the ultra-original version that contained “niggers”, or the not much later version that changed “niggers” to “darkies”, or is even the later later “colored folks” considered too derogatory to mention. How the heck is poor Mr. Lebherz supposed to know exactly what words are so taboo that they are prohibited in any context, if the words can’t be written or spoken anywhere?
I thought that happened in Baltimore.
I believe the new PC term is "Senior Citizen Pristine Wetlands"
Oh yes, self-criticism and a tearful confession in the re-education camps of Diversity Training. The Soviets may have lost the Cold War but the communists are still holding out in academia.
Death, would death do it for you “equal treatment” folk? Do you want to watch? Perhaps participate?
Sig Heil! Nonconformers vill be sent for reprogramming!
I remember watching a black guy sing “Old Man River” on the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City when I was a kid. Now, it’s a problem? It’s a classic song.
The guy should sue St. Mary’s.
I would have told them to take their diversity training and shove it up their fat behinds.
I think like you do, but your more polite than me..
"It already has, but I can't tell you to what extent," Dobkin said. "We're continuing to discuss our future relationship with him."
This case appears to be about a religious institution, as opposed to a tax-payer supported school. Thus, regrettably, Dobkin's pension will not be directly affected when California goes bankrupt.
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