By ABC News. A class assignment went awry after high school students in New Hampshire ended up re-writing “Jingle Bells” to be a racist tune as part of an assignment about the Reconstruction period.
An investigation is now underway after video of the 11th graders singing their Ku Klux Klan-themed version of the song surfaced online.
Dover High School superintendent Bill Harbron confirmed to ABC News that the song included the lines “KKK, KKK, Let’s kill all the blacks” and “White masks on our heads, blood beneath our feet, laughing till they’re dead — ha, ha, ha.” . . .
The incident took place in a U.S. history class last Friday as part of an assignment about the post-Civil War period.
“The teacher was not aware – nor were the students – that it was being videotaped by another student,” Harbron said. He noted that the video was subsequently posted on social media over the weekend. (Read more from “School Requires High Schoolers to Perform KKK Christmas Song” HERE)
‘Kkk, Kkk, Let’s Kill All the Blacks,’ HS Students Sing Racist Rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’ for Class Project
By Live5News. New Hampshire school officials are investigating after a racist video showing students singing a Ku Klux Klan-themed song in class showed up on social media.
The video began circulating Friday and appears to show two students standing in front of a Dover High School classroom. “KKK, KKK lets kill all the Blacks … burn the cross on their front yard and hope they don’t come back,” the students sang to the tune of “Jingle Bells.”
School officials say the song was created for a U.S. history classroom project.
“From our understanding, the students were only doing the assignment they were asked to do,” district Superintendent William Harbron told the Washington Post. . .
“We are deeply concerned that an event such as this could occur and understand the emotion and concern that this event will create for our students, families and staff,” the letter posted to Facebook read. “Administration from Dover High School and the District are working with students and the school community to respond immediately and effectively to this racial insensitivity. (Read more from “‘Kkk, Kkk, Let’s Kill All the Blacks,’ HS Students Sing Racist Rendition of ‘Jingle Bells’ for Class Project” HERE)