Blackface or NOT

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Old Man Jingles, Feb 7, 2019.


Have you worn Blackface or associated with someone who did?

  1. I have worn Blackface

  2. I have NOT worn Blackface

  3. I know someone who has worn Blackface

  4. I have NOT known of anybody who has worn Blackface

  5. I have freely associated with someone wearing Blackface

  6. There is no reason that justifies anyone wearing Blackface

  7. I don't think there is anything wrong with wearing Blackface if it is a costume

  8. There is no reason that justifies anyone wearing Blackface regardless of WHEN

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    He keeps showing up, like some slightly bemused and maniacal house guest, usually intending to get a laugh but instead taking America back into a wicked time warp. The man in blackface stands there, frozen. The photo of him starts to ricochet around our race-haunted land. The outcry begins anew.

    Historian Dale Cockrell once noted that poor and working-class whites who felt “squeezed politically, economically, and socially from the top, but also from the bottom, invented minstrelsy” as a way of expressing the oppression that marked being members of the majority, but outside of the white norm. Minstrelsy, comedic performances of “blackness” by whites in exaggerated costumes and make-up, cannot be separated fully from the racial derision and stereotyping at its core. By distorting the features and culture of African Americans—including their looks, language, dance, deportment, and character—white Americans were able to codify whiteness across class and geopolitical lines as its antithesis.

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  2. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    I care more about the person’s intention of wearing black face than the blackface itself.

    Like this.

    Was hilarious and a good movie. The black face wasn’t a racist kind, he wasn’t belittling black people or showing any hatred towards others for the color of their skin.
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  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have a black friend so I'm allowed to.
  4. Meat

    Meat Active Member

    I’m not sure that this assertion is correct for two reasons. 1) In my experience, working-class drones rarely have the imaginative capacity to create anything. In fact, they seem outright hostile towards those that create. 2) Minstrel entertainment created the template of organized show business in American (i.e. the commercialization and exploitation of black culture for white America - think Elvis, M. Jagger, and that rapper that said he wanted to :censored2: his mom). Again, you really think some working feeb would have the capacity to create an entire industry?
  5. wayfair

    wayfair Well-Known Member

  6. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    The Dutch Santa Claus called "Sinterklaas" arrives with his helper Black Pete on a steamboat in a harbor in Enschede, the Netherlands.

  7. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    Does getting chocolate pudding on your face count
  8. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Only if you are over 8 years old.
    Possibly also OK if your girlfriend has diarrhea.
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    She warned you not to go back there...
  10. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Sheeit, don’t threaten me with a good time.
  11. KOG72

    KOG72 I’m full of it

    A surprise in every push
  12. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Troll alert.
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    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Thanks for letting us know you're here.
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  14. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I used black face in the Army for camouflage training. I suppose there goes my chances for being elected President. And I was going to be for a wall, a moat, an electric fence and a no mans zone full of land mines along both borders
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  15. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I found this in another thread from a few months back.
    Do you think this is proper posting for a Moderator?
    Are you from Virginia?
  16. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Jimmy Kimmel in blackface on The Man Show. The media will be all over it shortly. LOL

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  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Blackface and other stuff is a part of our history.....Al Jolson, Amos & Andy even Ted Danson. It's all history, we mostly know better now.
    Get over it people. Some of us did assinine stuff and have matured since.

    We probably all shoplifted from the candy store too......I had to return an item and apologize to the store owner...that was humiliating!! I never forgot it. I don't need to turn myself in to the police now because of something that happened 60 years ago!!

    Move on!!
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I know Karl Malone is black!!
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I smeared charcoal over my face and went Trick or Treating as a dirty old hobo.....
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Ummmm yes