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Dave Smith
2017-12-02 23:10:01 UTC
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A local politician is in political correctness hot water. He has been
photographed in black face. It isn't really black face. That is a from
of theatre where white actors dressed up and put on black make-up and
carried in in a way that stereotyped Negroes as simpletons... musically
talented simpletons. This guy and a friend dressed up as dark skinned
women and carried tennis rackets. They were dressed up to be Serena and
Vanessa Williams. That is not the same as dressing up for a minstrel show.


http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2017/12/01/blackface-photo-haunts-stranges-political-ambition
simplicity
2017-12-03 15:02:35 UTC
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Post by Dave Smith
A local politician is in political correctness hot water. He has been
photographed in black face. It isn't really black face. That is a from
of theatre where white actors dressed up and put on black make-up and
carried in in a way that stereotyped Negroes as simpletons... musically
talented simpletons. This guy and a friend dressed up as dark skinned
women and carried tennis rackets. They were dressed up to be Serena and
Vanessa Williams. That is not the same as dressing up for a minstrel show.
http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2017/12/01/blackface-photo-haunts-stranges-political-ambition
I always think that those "incidents" say more about us than about those who perform them. Stereotyping, interpreting, these are reflections of how we perceive what we experience, not necessarily what it is.

Black face. So what? Dressing up as Williams sisters - BTW, it is Venus, not Vanessa, most of us would like to be as successful as they were, so what is wrong if fantasizing, for a moment, that I am one of them?

Political correctness makes us sick... really sick.
Cafe Racer
2017-12-03 18:02:28 UTC
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Post by Dave Smith
A local politician is in political correctness hot water. He has been
photographed in black face. It isn't really black face. That is a from
of theatre where white actors dressed up and put on black make-up and
carried in in a way that stereotyped Negroes as simpletons... musically
talented simpletons. This guy and a friend dressed up as dark skinned
women and carried tennis rackets. They were dressed up to be Serena and
Vanessa Williams. That is not the same as dressing up for a minstrel show.
But really: anyone who blacks-up MUST be either a bit of an idiot, or they are deliberately instigating a public debate.

Come on guys. There are hundreds of famous tennis players they could have imitated, if merely imitating-tennis-players was their only intention.
Dave Smith
2017-12-03 18:24:22 UTC
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Post by Dave Smith
A local politician is in political correctness hot water. He has
been photographed in black face. It isn't really black face. That
is a from of theatre where white actors dressed up and put on black
make-up and carried in in a way that stereotyped Negroes as
simpletons... musically talented simpletons. This guy and a friend
dressed up as dark skinned women and carried tennis rackets. They
were dressed up to be Serena and Vanessa Williams. That is not the
same as dressing up for a minstrel show.
But really: anyone who blacks-up MUST be either a bit of an idiot, or
they are deliberately instigating a public debate.
This incident was from 9 years ago, which was before the current fuss
about black face. The PC crowd are as bad on this situation as a group
of ebonics speakers were when a Washington DC city politician used the
word "niggardly", thinking, incorrectly, that he was referring to black
people. Black face was a theatrical routine that portrayed black
minstrels as simpletons, and that was at a time and place where blacks
were not allowed in white theatres.
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Come on guys. There are hundreds of famous tennis players they could
have imitated, if merely imitating-tennis-players was their only
intention.
Not just imitating tennis players, but making themselves up to look like
a specific pair of tennis playing sisters.

A year or two earlier there was a stink raised at a local university
when some students attended a student masquerade party dressed as the
Jamaican bobsled team. Three of them put on dark make-up and the fourth
was black. They were portraying a comedic bunch of characters from a movie.
John Milner
2017-12-03 18:50:55 UTC
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Post by Dave Smith
A local politician is in political correctness hot water. He has been
photographed in black face. It isn't really black face. That is a from
of theatre where white actors dressed up and put on black make-up and
carried in in a way that stereotyped Negroes as simpletons... musically
talented simpletons. This guy and a friend dressed up as dark skinned
women and carried tennis rackets. They were dressed up to be Serena and
Vanessa Williams. That is not the same as dressing up for a minstrel show.
But really: anyone who blacks-up MUST be either a bit of an idiot, or they are deliberately instigating a public debate.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Like_Me
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Come on guys. There are hundreds of famous tennis players they could have imitated, if merely imitating-tennis-players was their only intention.
Like that man-woman Billy Jean Kunt?
Cafe Racer
2017-12-05 21:12:59 UTC
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Like that man-woman Billy Jean Kunt?
"John Milner": I can see no possibility of you ever having a close female friend, or girlfriend or female spouse.

What you just wrote separates you utterly from all girls and women, and sets you apart from a great many men, too.

Whoever you are, the text of your message condemns you, for ever.

Hey, everyone --- look and read and say aloud what "Milner" chose to type.
John Milner
2017-12-06 16:00:48 UTC
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Like that man-woman Billy Jean Kunt?
"John Milner": I can see no possibility of you ever having a close female friend, or girlfriend or female spouse.
Then perhaps your vision needs correcting.
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What you just wrote separates you utterly from all girls and women, and sets you apart from a great many men, too.
Boo fucking hoo.
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Whoever you are, the text of your message condemns you, for ever.
LOL, yeah...right...
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Hey, everyone --- look and read and say aloud what "Milner" chose to type.
***man-woman Billy Jean Kunt***

And I have a few more choice insults to bandy about as well, you game?

...lol, now that I have found the control panel to be laden with buttons...

In fact, let's explore canuck dykes on bykes while we're at it, what say?

https://zagria.blogspot.ca/2008/04/michelle-ann-duff-1939-motorcycle-racer.html
Eric®
2017-12-05 21:08:00 UTC
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Post by Dave Smith
A local politician is in political correctness hot water. He has been
photographed in black face. It isn't really black face. That is a from
of theatre where white actors dressed up and put on black make-up and
carried in in a way that stereotyped Negroes as simpletons... musically
talented simpletons. This guy and a friend dressed up as dark skinned
women and carried tennis rackets. They were dressed up to be Serena and
Vanessa Williams. That is not the same as dressing up for a minstrel show.
http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2017/12/01/blackface-photo-haunts-stranges-political-ambition
They were trying to culturally appropriate rich people.
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