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I used to do impressions of Arnold Jackson as a kid too.
Posted by Ezy
on September 20, 2019, 2:22 pm, in reply to "Wow. nt
I'm basically Steve King aren't i?
I'm obviously missing the point here, but "blacking up" as a Genie to attend a fancy dress party is completely different to say a governor wearing coveralls and blacking up while pretending to search for used cigars on the ground in a skit.
Surely it's all about context.
Maybe it's just me but it's the reaction to the blacking up, in this instance, that i find racist. It's implying that there's something negative or inferior about just having dark skin.
They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.