Update! The video was filmed by, according to Michelle Malkin here:
Charisse Carney-Nunes. Via ModernConservative, Carney-Nunes is senior vice president of The Jamestown Project, “the award-winning author of the children’s books, I Am Barack Obama (2009),” and according to her biography, “a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was a schoolmate of President Obama.”
Exurban League says:
The Burlington Township School District, to which B. Bernice Youngs Elementary School belongs, posted the following Letter to Parents this morning.
Dear Burlington Township Families:
Today we became aware of a video that was placed on the internet which has been reported in the media. The video is of a class of students singing a song about President Obama. The activity took place during Black History Month in 2009, which is recognized each February to honor the contributions of African Americans to our country. Our curriculum studies, honors and recognizes those who serve our country. The recording and distribution of the class activity were unauthorized.
If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me or Dr. King, Principal of B. Bernice Young School, directly.
Dr. Christopher M. Manno,
Superintendent of Schools
Two things in this video- The line the soloist white boy sings “red and yellow black and white, we are equal in his sight” is from a childrens sunday school song, “Jesus loves the little Children” but in that song the second part is “they are precious in his sight.” Next, the melody they use to sing hallelujah to Obama to is the Battle Hymn of the Republic, a Civil War Hymn that invokes the Glory of God.