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Because it is “racist,” two radio stations have chosen to remove a line from Johnny Mathis’ song “When a Child Is Born.”
There’s nothing quite like claiming that it doesn’t matter what race Jesus was in order to accuse a black musician of racism for a song’s lyrics.
Greetings from the bizarre world of wokeism.
During the song, Mathis takes a brief break from singing to briefly discuss the significance of Jesus Christ’s birth to a fallen world. Here are Mathis’s exact words, with the offensive part bolded:
And all this happens because the world is waiting–waiting for one child. Black, white, yellow, no one knows. But a child that would grow up and turn tears to laughter, hate to love, war to peace, and everyone to everyone’s neighbor. And misery and suffering will be words to be forgotten forever.
How disrespectful of Mathis to bring up skin tone before asserting that Jesus made everyone neighbors! In case you were wondering, the use of the color “yellow” to describe race makes Mathis’ song allegedly “racist.”
According to the UK Daily Mail, it’s acceptable to refer to people as black and white but not to Asians as yellow. However, Mathis’ main argument was that when Jesus came and declared everyone to be “everyone’s neighbor,” skin color, race, and ethnicity were no longer relevant. However, after an unspecified number of listeners complained, the word “yellow” was removed from Mathis’ song on two (presumably UK) radio stations.
Leftists, as usual, disregarded the context and immediately expressed their offense.
The song that was censored was created in the early 1970s. Mathis made it popular in December 1976, when it topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks and became the most well-known Christmas song in Britain that year.
Thank goodness for enlightened leftists who can turn inclusive, loving sentiments into racist hate speech and ruin Christmas carols.
Baby, it’s cold outside. Let’s stay home and listen to Mathis.