Make a joyful noise unto the LORD.
TownHall| Todd Starnes:
Should white people sing black spirituals?
Western Michigan University is grappling with that question after a black student was triggered and suffered a social media meltdown when a predominantly white choir sang “Wade in the Water.”
“So apparently Western Michigan University thinks it’s ok for WHITE peoples to sing negro spirituals while the instructor talking bout ‘these songs don’t belong to one race.’ They sure as hell DO,” WMU music major Shaylee Faught wrote on a social media now seen by more than 1 million people.
Faught got triggered after the choir’s black conductor reportedly told the audience that the selections were “American songs” performed “for everyone” and “have no ethnicity.”
The performance, “Spirituals: From Ship to Shore,” included songs like “Go Down, Moses” and Wade in the Water.”
Well, faster than you could say Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, nearly the entire campus suffered a meltdown.
“We as a collective are appalling that this took place on our campus,” The Black Student Union wrote in a statement. “This act is a further example and reflection of the racial insensitivity and ignorance that has been allowed to occur on Western Michigan’s campus.” read more
ht/ snowball the sourpuss