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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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Date:August 2nd, 2017 10:13 pm (UTC)
Reading an article on the incident, I do note that the woman's husband was noted as "also in blackface," and his behavior strikes me as pretty egregiously crummy.

I don't want to give the woman in question a pass because of gender, but is there some reason the headline mentions "white woman" and not, say, "jackass couple"? (Yes, I get that the guy was playing a non-human Klingon; but Guinan was El-Aurian.) Not wanting to be a typical white feminist, but... shoot. I realize those who present as male are themselves an oppressed minority, but what possible benefit comes of giving him a penis pass?
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Date:August 2nd, 2017 10:14 pm (UTC)
They were actually part of a whole family cosplay, but really my post is less about them and what they did or their intent than the larger discussion/topic.
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Date:August 2nd, 2017 10:31 pm (UTC)
I apologize for diverting from the main topic of the post. I believe that having rules without knowing the reason behind them can be deeply damaging, a house built upon a shifting foundation. What you have said is important, and FWIW I believe it to be well-spoken and wise.

But while I'm off-topic, the thing that makes me cringe here is the, well, sense of ownership of a POC's face and color by a group of white people. It just... wow.
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