I bet you didn’t know that when Bing Crosby sang the line, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…just like the ones I used to know,” he was actually singing about longing for the days when he didn’t see any black people.
The song has obvious racial undertones. The singer is dreaming of a white Christmas, at the exclusion of black Christmases. Why would he only dream of white ones? Because he believes that white means pure, and black means dirty. How can one’s racial motives possibly be any clearer than that?
They can’t. And college students are ready to see this song removed from radio stations’ playlists this Christmas. Dan Joseph with MRCTV had no trouble collecting signatures for his petition. He wrote:
“Last week, I presented some college students with a petition urging radio stations to stop playing the holiday classic ‘White Christmas’ because the song only focuses on ‘White’ Christmases. This clearly makes it racially insensitive, since it completely ignores Christmases of other colors.
Students were all too willing to check their privilege and take a stand against Bing Crosby’s racially charged micro-aggression.”
Check it out here:
This of course is completely ridiculous, but it’s not surprising. College campuses all over the country preach about “white privilege” and about being very careful to restructure our language to scrub any references or possible insinuations of “microaggressions” against non-white people.
Check out the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide for examples. I’m actually surprised that there hasn’t been an uproar about “White Christmas.” I mean, you might as well say that you’re dreaming of a “White America.”