Ok....I have dying to start this thread here.....I am sooooo excited about this board. I have been away for a while because of theatre duties......but here I go. Every year.....the Pfizer company puts on a musical that the proceeds benefit the United Way. This has been a 41 year tradition. Every year they pick a musical that is true to their core family values. Such as Carousel, King and I, Sound of Music...yada yada. Now, this year they had picked Showboat. Showboat takes place at a time in our history when the word "nigger" was used. In a sense, this show is about racism....but it is not racist. Now, after the show was cast......the royalties paid for..sets designed...lot's of money spent......someone complained about the word "nigger". They pulled the show....which caused a HUGE uproar in our community. The media was called in, people were hurt....money was lost. They ended up changing the show mid way in production. Now.....I feel that this is a first ammendment issue. They had no right to force anyone to change the show. This show is a part of our history.....there was discrimination....we can never change our history. How do you feel??