The Boston Globe reports that the Dorchester, MA Historical Society is abasing themselves over the following postcard:
Here's them apologizing:
Unfortunately, although this postcard was designed with the Bing Crosby song in mind, it should never have gone to press. We are very truly sorry that this was a message that was sent out and we want to apologize for its unintended consequences.— Dorchester Historical Society (@DotHistorical) November 26, 2018
We are very truly sorry about our graphic used for this event. This was an unfortunate oversight on our part and the event photograph has been removed from our social media. We were simply changing the words to the classic Christmas carol and did not think it through properly. https://t.co/2Anki4JF6N— Dorchester Historical Society (@DotHistorical) November 26, 2018
There are two points here: one is that it's never okay to be white, even if you're a New England snowfall, as in the song and movie White Christmas, the other is the Historical Society, even before eliminating whiteness, had ignored Christmas. The Globe was right to call it a "holiday card". [Historical society ‘truly sorry’ for ‘white Dorchester’ holiday card, By Emily Sweeney, Boston Globe November 27, 2018]
They're replaced it with this one:
"May your Dorchester days be merry and bright" is also a line from the song "White Christmas" and also doesn't mention Christmas.
Link via the The Z-Man's latest podcast--listen to him comment on it here.