Blackface seems to only be funny to the people doing it and this is no exception. Is this a case of kids being stupid or racial insensitivity? Watch the clip and read the link. Share your thoughts.
Blackface CAN be non-racial , e.g., a light skinned Negro playing a role of a black Asian Indian.
The good news is that I am NOT a parent of either of those two girls who are unaware of what is true humor .
This is expression ignorance on the part of these two young women and should be denounced by everyone as having no basis in truth. But unfortunately it does. Stereotypes only exist because there is some element of truth in them. I suggest that we as black people stop providing the fodder for those stereotypes which so offend us.
Let’s put the blame where it belongs in this situation. The girls did a distateful video. It’s not the fault of black people that they did this. Let’s not let them off the hook by saying black people need to stop supplying them with material.
Perhaps I was not vociferous enough for you in my denouncement of what these girls did. It was distasteful, ignorant and the blame for what they did falls squarely on their shoulders. So I’m not letting them off the hook. But that does not diminish the fact that their action was rooted in a stereotype of a black subculture provided by blacks. Note that I use the word subculture because it is not a stereotype of blacks in general.
To pretend that blacks have no part in providing those images is ludicrous. I do find it ironic that those who are most offended by these types of acts deny any culpability for the existence of these stereotypes. As for me, I take no offense to them because those images are not an accurate representation of me. So why should I be offended? Why are you offended?
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