Was Decision to Make Black Student Sing 'Old Man River' Bad — or Horrific?

In March, Moraga's St. Mary's College earned the national spotlight due to its plucky, personable basketball team. Well, that was last month and this is this month: St. Mary's received a wag of the nation's finger due to a music professor being disciplined after inexplicably making a black student sing a racially charged song.

Here's the rub, though: Due to journalistic political correctness, we can't tell if Professor Louis Lebherz' decision to make senior E.J. Youngblood sing “Old Man River” was bad — or historically bad.

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