The popular Christmas song “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” is commonly played around the winter holidays every year. Just like snowmen, snow angels and even snow itself, it has racist undertones that is too commonly overused and overlooked.
Simply put, the song is racist because it’s glorifying a “white” Christmas over, say, a Christmas of color. This is problematic. Implying that something is only good or worth dreaming about if it’s white assumes a kind of racial supremacy that one would expect only in the 1940s. Unsurprisingly, the song “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” originally performed by Bing Crosby in 1942 – over 10 years before the civil rights act.
This song is hate speech, plain and simple. Anyone singing it is guilty of it. Any store, restaurant or coffee shop playing this song on their speakers are promoting racial intolerance. The song has nothing to do with “snow” on “trees” and everything to do with glorifying white supremacy, the clan and even lynchings.
Singing this song – or any other Christmas song for the matter – is hateful and theocratic. America is not a Christian nation. To celebrate a Christian holiday in such a manner means that you would prefer us to live in a dystopian capitalistic world without socialism. This is not what America is about. We need higher taxes.
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