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Old 05-06-2014, 12:03 PM   #216
zephiloyd
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Originally Posted by fairyprincess View Post
Can I just point out. There is nothing basically wrong with black people being dressed like black minstrels.

It's only offensive when a white person 'blacks up'.

So unless you can convince me the gollywog isn't a white gnome pretending to be a black gnome, then that isn't in itself racist....
It is not necessarily offensive when a white person blacked up either, it is what you do with the character that is important. If they were being celebrated and not the object of derision then that is positive.
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