I don't get blackface

I understand the historical context and I get why black people get pissed at it and I don't get why some people insist on thinking it isn't that bad or keeps on doing it. My think is personally I don't really care for either side I think that the blacks are getting pissed at something that's clearly retarded and I don't care why anyone white would be so insistent on doing something retarded. I think both sides are retarded and I'm a black guy is this normal?

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  • Blackface is funny. So is whiteface. So is Jewface. It’s called humour. I know it’s a foreign concept in the 21st century.

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    • Either way I don't care I'm not offended by it nor do I find it funny but I see why both sides feel they say that they do and I think both sides are stupid for a long list of reasons.

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  • Now clowns are a crime that we can all agree on.
    *Shudders*

    Yellow face creeps me out same with black face and new trend of ghost/white face. And clowns did I mention clowns?!

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    • I won't disagree with you it doesn't creep me out but I can understand various reactions that people have issues with it.

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      • Yeah none of them offend me. Only creepy looking as fuck, like plastic surgery or some science experiment gone wrong. Lol

        Wait you "can" or "can't" just to be clear.
        Hm?

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  • Please do your research. Blackface was used as comedy to white folks degraging black people. They would use tar and grease to imulate black skin. They would laugh as they compared us to money’s and joke about slavery. There’s just deep dark historical acts that don’t need to make there way back in 2019 and on.

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  • Because black people complain about Everything...Though I may not fully understand the struggles my fellow blacks go through everyday(though most distance themselves from Africa) I feel like I should just support them for the culture..As an African,I may not even be socially affected by racism,Shit I don't even feel offended by blackface or racist remarks but I feel bad each time a black person goes through it..loyalty for the culture bruh,It's a black thing to do!

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  • People used to use drag in order to portray women. The somewhat same is for black face. Yeah it’s pretty racist but at the end of the day all you did was make fun of them. As long as you ain’t in the lynching crowed I’m fine with it.

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    • That's one way of putting it.

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  • But what if the person says that they identify as black, and have always been black on the inside and their body doesn't reflect their mind? Are they still not allowed to paint their skin black and behave in a way that they would consider to be stereotypically "black"?

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    • I'm sure no-one has ever actually done that. Maybe like 1 crazy person. 99% of the time blackface is a performance thing, like they do in the Netherlands.

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      • I'm just mentioning it to play devil's advocate. I personally couldn't give a shit what people dress as, identify as, whatever...

        Just saying that from a logical stand point I see zero quantifiable difference between someone "dressing up" as a different race, and someone "dressing up" as a different gender.

        Also men dressing up as women was a form of entertainment for donkey's years - they did it in Shakespeare's plays, they have and still do have dames as part of pantomime which are there purely to be the comic relief... so what's the difference?

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      • I get the Netherlands thing as far as I understand they have been doing that for a long ass time, It's not really a race thing.

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    • I Don't care if some happens to identify as a different race and at the same time I don't care if that person got their asses scolded for doing it white black or otherwise.

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  • Welp. Describing things as "retarded" is ridiculous. But, I'm pretty sure that they painted white people because Hollywood wouldn't pay to put black people on the big screen and it was a total mockery. I also don't really give a fart. It's a part of history. All we can do is be better. Have you looked up any of the old movies and shows they did it in? It's fucking absurd.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N6cmEth-x-M

    I found "Jasper" in a box set of classic cartoons. It's racist as fuck. But the music is rad.

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    • I use retarded because that's the only way I can describe something that I find pointless. Those who get made at blackface are being just as retarded as those who are doing it.

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  • Never herd of blackface...

    I think people whinge to much! For example call an aboriginal a black basted and their ready to kill. Call a white dude, a white basted or a white cunt and they just be like "ok"

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    • Black face as in non blacks painting their faces black and acting like monkeys I don't get why. You can't act like you don't know that it's a thing also I have been seeing plenty of whites lately getting mad over retarded things. either way I don't care and think its all stupid.

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  • I agree with you.

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    • That both sides are dumb? If so good.

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  • Lol it is horrible if you are racist American and get off on it.. most people don't have a clue and use many colors on their faces for art. Please stop, katie parries shoes are beautiful. Stop being so sensitive usa.

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    • I don't care what shoes she wares I said that I don't care about either sides reason for why they react or act they way that they are doing.

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  • why dont black people wear white face and pretend to be at the yacht clup or stock market or somethin in retaliation?

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    • Dave Chapelle did white face skits on every episode

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      • I was about to bring that up.

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    • Some do but a lot don't really think of that why some have this higher then thou art mentality and just want the whole blackface thing to stop and don't want to copy what the blackface crowd is doing. Like I said I could care less if non blacks want to do blackface because one they look fucking retarded and it's their life and I can't tell them what to do, if blacks want to do the same with whiteface I will feel the same way about it.

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