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Is it racist to enjoy the music of Stephen Foster?

A lot of it has been bowdlerized, but some of the originals are shocking. Oh, Susannah is particularly horrendous.

Posted - October 20, 2020

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        I wonder if similar questions will one day arise concerning many rap “music” lyrics. 

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      October 20, 2020 10:04 AM MDT
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    No, I don't think so. I probably am not terribly interested in those songs in their original form, but I like how the composer Charles Ives interpolated some of Foster's tunes in his symphonies. :)
      October 20, 2020 10:22 AM MDT
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