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Old 01-09-2017, 09:22 AM
CaptainSensible CaptainSensible is offline
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Originally Posted by flyingspud View Post
Only a century or more of whites blacking up and imitating African Americans and all the baggage that comes with that.

So if there was a parade featuring, say, Irish Famine victims with spuds or lads in army surplus gear and balaclavas carrying fizzing novelty bombs would that still be a bit of fun? Or any of the 19th cent ape-like representations of Irish from 'Punch' magazine?
Are you seriously equating what these guys did, imitating the characters of a fictional movie that in no way portrayed blacks in any negative manner with the blacking up that carried on in the past?

Have you ever heard of context? And as for your Irish examples the equivalent would not be dressing up as famine victims and prancing about having a laugh but dressing up as leprechauns and having the craic.
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