I pledge indifference

A Chicago school district pulls a Jewish song chosen for it’s melody from a choral concert due to its potential as a prayer – but keeps an African American “spiritual” number in the program. Jewish song with words from the book of Lamentations, ‘Hashivenu’ was deemed “inappropriate” for a public school choral program; African-American spiritual ‘I’m Goin up a Yonder’ has “more of a historical and cultural context” even though it mentions G-d.

2 thoughts on “I pledge indifference

  1. aw, come on? Are romantic songs forbidden in schools too? any kind of music that speaks a yearning deeper than money? both songs are about a yearning ot return home to some totally beyond original place, a universal longing way beyond simple religion, a universal human search for the sacred mother and big rock candy mountain. how do you teach music without teaching that?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.