Were responses by Philadelphia Flyers and N.Y. Yankees to Kate Smith's racist songs in the 1930s excessive?

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  • Stephen Kisala - 11 months ago

    "That's Why Darkies Were Born" was recorded by Kate Smith in 1931; if this song was so offensive, why did it take 89 years for people to say something?

  • Mike b. - 11 months ago

    Kate Smith was and always will be an American icon. Istill get goose bumps when I hear her rendition of God Bless America! I am sure if she was alive today,she would not have sung that song based on current standards. Iwas never a Yankee fan,but I did respect them for how they ran there business. Well NOT ANYMORE! Shame on you......Spinless and Unamerican!!! and that goes for Philil Flyers as well!

  • Evangelist Jordan - 11 months ago

    I used to be atheist. Alcohol, cigarettes, profanity, fornication and ungodliness was my lifestyle. You would NEVER hear me singing God bless America! She sounds like a Born Again Christian! "Old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new." Perhaps the other Kate Smith WAS racist. If GOD can change me, He can change ANYBODY! St John 3:16! ????

  • Evangelist Jordan - 11 months ago

    I used to be atheist. Alcohol, cigarettes, profanity, fornication and ungodliness was my lifestyle. You would NEVER hear me singing God bless America! She sounds like a Born Again Christian! "Old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new." Perhaps the other Kate Smith WAS racist. If GOD can change me, He can change ANYBODY! St John 3:16! ????

  • Bill Michtom - 11 months ago

    "Toms River Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher have chimed in over the past week. Kelaher said he has always found Smith's rendition of 'God Bless America' inspiring, and wondered why recordings the singer made nearly 90 years ago were being judged by today's standards."

    They were always racist. The difference is not what is racist, but how racism was more dominant and acceptable then.

    One way to change that, especially in the age of Trump, is to call it out ALWAYS.

  • roid - 11 months ago

    dont buy tickets

  • Louise - 11 months ago

    Kate Smith was NEVER a racist!!!! And, I use to be a big time Yankee fan....I am so done with them (the Yankees)!

  • Wchrist - 11 months ago

    Just totally rediculous response,especially since at the time of these 2 songs all of baseball practiced racist policies.
    Perhaps they should shut down Yankee Stadium !!!

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