A professor at Boston University says the Christmas tune loved by many, “Jingle Bells,” is actually racist and has a “problematic” origination.
Boston University theater professor Kyna Hamill argues the song has “racist origins” and was first performed in blackface as a mockery of African Americans.
“As I mentioned in my article, the first documented performance of the song is in a blackface minstrel hall in Boston in 1857, the same year it was copyrighted,” the professor told Fox News. “Much research has been done on the problematic history of this nineteenth-century entertainment.”
“The legacy of ‘Jingle Bells’ is one where its blackface and racist origins have been subtly and systematically removed from its history,” wrote Hamill in a research paper, called Theatre Survey.
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