Saturday, November 17, 2007

Kumbaya and its racist connotations, Gil cares more about Americans than Arabs

Then maybe we could all join hands and sing "Kumbaya."

From a recent column by Gil Smart.

Surprising since he has harped on and on about racism in Lititz. Now he is referencing a song that literally makes fun of the way Africans and/or Southerners talk.

Kumbaya originated with the Gullah, an African-American people living on the Sea Islands and adjacent coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia.

Translated from its Gullah dialect, it means "Come by Here". "Kumbayah" is the phonetic result.

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