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August 2nd, 2017
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"blackface" backlash - an over-reaction? Or a long overdue one?

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From:the_leewit
Date:August 2nd, 2017 09:56 pm (UTC)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fooJDr8qZsI

I think this is worth a watch, on that subject.

I also think giving blackface a pass is lending a dangerous credence to the non-existent magic of intent, and keeping alive discussion of why we have that border and do not like to see it crossed is terribly important. (FWIW, I think Jim Crow is actually pretty common knowledge.) It is, however, not a place where I have the right to comment.
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From:netmouse
Date:August 2nd, 2017 10:13 pm (UTC)
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You think it is common knowledge that the story and name Jim Crow was popularized to whites in the 1830s and 40s by a white actor doing a black minstrel act?

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From:the_leewit
Date:August 2nd, 2017 10:18 pm (UTC)
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Um... yes?
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