How come painting your face black is "racist"??? ?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    I don't think it is but some people might think it is because they're need something to complain about.

    • Quentin
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      3 weeks agoReport

      Some navy soldiers say it helps to hide in the dark but there are African-Americans who could do that job.

  • Pearl
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    2 months ago

    i dont think its racist, not sure why people do it

  • Kyle
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    2 months ago

    it's not the skin you were born with. it's saying you have a choice to be black or white. where people of color were born in their skin, and in therefore the history of discrimination they had to endure.

  • Sandy
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    2 months ago

    do you see black people painting their faces white? it's just horribly disrespectful. research "Al Jolson".

    • Quentin
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      3 weeks agoReport

      Michael Jackson had plastic surgery and skin whitening products to be white.

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  • 2 months ago

    By itself it isn't, but it represents a long history of white people exploiting and demeaning people with coloured skin.  It's the historical context more than the specific action that matters in this situation.

    • megalomaniac
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      1 month agoReport

      You missed the point, the specific action has meaning BECAUSE of the historic context (i.e. without the historic context it wouldn't be very meaningful).

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