What is with white folks and blackface?

Discussion in 'The Dungeon' started by Steeltoe, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. blkduc

    blkduc no time for jibba jabba

    Straight into my veins.

  2. K51000

    K51000 Well-Known Member

    While I agree that dressing in a blackface, w/ someone in a KKK hood (democrats, then and now), is wrong.

    But dressing up, idolizing a rapper is also wrong? How's that work, when both are so different?

    Or when Ted Danza did blackface while he was dating Whoopie, (yes, it happened, look it up), and that was OK?
  3. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Robert Downey Jnr....
  4. Potts N Pans

    Potts N Pans Well-Known Member

    No...dating Whoopi was not ok :Puke:
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  5. K51000

    K51000 Well-Known Member

    AND, I want to go on record here, that when I lived in TX. I was always outside when I could be, cycling, running, sailing, swimming, windsurfing, etc.
    So I always had a deep dark tan- never been to a 'salon' either.
    Back before I was married- dated many women of all races (there's only one - human). I went out with several Black woman- had long relationships, etc., and when we'd match up our forearms, the upper/dorsal side anatomically- I WAS DARKER THAN THEM!
  6. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    What does any of that have to do with anything? Are you you're own black friend that keeps you from being racist?
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  7. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner It's a little-known fact...

    Really, wtf was up with that?
  8. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

  9. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Are you willing to call it a tie?
  10. CausticYarn

    CausticYarn Cut the rope

    I can't figure it out.
    Who the hell would wear that thing?! It's ugly.
    Who would pay that much money for clothes?! I just sit here and think about all the food I could eat for that much.
  11. stk0308

    stk0308 Well-Known Member

    Sammy was probably still caught up in the tradition of blackface being required, even if you were black. Have you seen pictures of "Pigmeat" Markem? Flip Wilson? Bessie Smith? Louie Armstrong? How about the 2nd picture on the wiki page? A black man in blackface. Black folks have worn blackface.
  12. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner It's a little-known fact...

    Imagine eating while wearing it.
  13. XFBO

    XFBO Well-Known Member

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  14. dsapsis

    dsapsis El Jefe de los Monos

    Or, in the case of Tom Hanks, simply standing next to a guy impersonating a 70's Soulster.

    If you'd read the header sentence explaining the list, it might come to you.
    Do you even read the shit you post up?
    • Images emerged Wednesday showing University of North Carolina fraternity students in racist blackface and KKK costumes
    • NC Governor Cooper was in another fraternity and did not feature on the pages
  15. XFBO

    XFBO Well-Known Member

    Ha ha...NO, not this time. I got caught up in the race to be the first to post it here. I figured I'd give it a Democratic try....you know, like voting on something first, reading it second. :crackup:
  16. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    This whole thread has me like

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  17. JCW

    JCW Well-Known Member

    Full retard in blackface...

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  18. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Well-Known Member

    Movie still holds up ten years later!
  19. JCW

    JCW Well-Known Member

    But the whole blackface, whiteface issue stems from the assumption that it is only WRONG if the race being made fun of is oppressed or not. Perceived or real.

    Blackface- wrong
    Native American- wrong

    Whiteface- OK

    Yellowface- no one cares except for a couple chinese/american groups, and no one listens to them for more than a couple days.

    See how that works?
  20. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    If you're in the airport in Virginia and you stop for a shoe shine the guy is gonna be like.... "So what we are doing today? Shoes or face?

    Not mine but funny nonetheless.
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