"O Come All Ye Black Folk"

Geez, can't you take a joke?

An editor at a Tufts University conservative journal has apologized for publishing a satirical Christmas carol that ridiculed black students and campus affirmative action policies.
The controversial carol, entitled, "O Come All Ye Black Folk," was published in the most recent edition of the Primary Source, which bills itself as "the journal of conservative thought at Tufts University."
The parody of "O Come All Ye Faithful" calls black people "boisterous" and proclaims, "Born into the ghetto. O Jesus! We need you now to fill our racial quotas."
Primary Source's news editor, Douglas Kingman, said "the satire was intended to call attention to affirmative action policies that he and other magazine staffers feel are unfair" and they're real sorry "that the purpose of the carol was not clearly communicated." I mean, come on! Don't you understand that "O Come All Ye Black Folk" was so obviously "intended as an anti-racist statement"? Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor anymore?! Yeesh!

Steve M.'s got more, including a link to the full three lovely verses and more apologizing from the folks who are now irritated that "anyone interpreted this the way it was intended to be interpreted."

(No More Mister Nice Blog)

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