New York – The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's "Good Bless America" admission during the seventh recovery while examining a claim for racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday that there are conflicting allegations about Smith's 1939 song "That's Why Darkies Were Born."
The song dates from 1931 Broadway Revue "George White's Scandals" and was considered satire. It was recorded by Smith and also by Paul Robeson, who was black.
The team said in a statement: "The Yankees have been made aware of a recording that was previously unknown to us and decided to immediately and carefully review this new information. The Yankees take social, racist and cultural insensitivity very seriously. no final conclusions have been made, we are at risk on the sensitivity side. "
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CBS Philly reports that Smith is most famous in the Philadelphia Sports Scene to perform "Good Bless America" before the Flyers game in the 1970s. In 1987, a year after Smith died, Flyers raised a statue called Smith outside the spectrum. The statue now stands between Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live !.