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This is crazy, my black skin tone is beautiful and I find nothing offensive about this child dressing up as his sports hero and wanting to be accurate by  darkening his skin tone. The boy appears to be white and dressing up as a person of color, so the costume was accurate. This does not qualify as racists, as I see racism. It is unfortunate that a child would receive backlash for this. And no this is no a teachable moment about the history of black face. Please.
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People can say and do things that are hurtful to other people, even when they don't realise it's hurtful. 

Not surprisingly, children often do this because they are learning about stuff all the time. It's important for adults to help them make sense of things - including to explain to them how their words and actions might be hurtful, even when they don't know that or intend it to be so. 

So yes, I can accept that a 10 year old wouldn't understand the connotations of "blacking up," but it's depressing that his parents didn't, either - didn't see it as an opportunity to talk through some of the issues surrounding racism.

Depressing, but predictable, that many are saying it's just harmless fun and people are getting too uptight about this. 

Just because someone stomps on your toe by accident doesn't mean it hurts any less than if they did it on purpose. When you explain that the stomping actually hurts, you hope the other person will stop doing it. If they respond by insisting on their right to bounce around as they please, that you're making a big deal out of nothing, that it was okay because no harm was intended, etc., then you can't help but wonder if they actually care if they're hurting someone.


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Originally posted by Veemack Veemack wrote:

This is crazy, my black skin tone is beautiful and I find nothing offensive about this child dressing up as his sports hero and wanting to be accurate by  darkening his skin tone. The boy appears to be white and dressing up as a person of color, so the costume was accurate. This does not qualify as racists, as I see racism. It is unfortunate that a child would receive backlash for this. And no this is no a teachable moment about the history of black face. Please.

You have no problem with someone using your skintone as a costume? 

LOL

Jesus Christ.


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I am actually wondering why a 10-year old has a twitter account.
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Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:

Nothing wrong with using someone's skin color as a costume? Someone who is a part of a group ridiculed for their skin color? The skin color that they cant go home and wash off?

Oh, okay. 

I wouldnt expect a 10 year old to understand the implications of race to that extent, but that's what parents are for. 


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 I don't blame the dumb child, I blame the dumb parents. And smdh @ the coons who took pictures with him all cooning it up Confused

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Naturalchick30 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 3:20am
Originally posted by **Sk!TtLeS B** **Sk!TtLeS B** wrote:


Originally posted by Veemack Veemack wrote:

This is crazy, my black skin tone is beautiful and I find nothing offensive about this child dressing up as his sports hero and wanting to be accurate by  darkening his skin tone. The boy appears to be white and dressing up as a person of color, so the costume was accurate. This does not qualify as racists, as I see racism. It is unfortunate that a child would receive backlash for this. And no this is no a teachable moment about the history of black face. Please.



You have no problem with someone using your skintone as a costume? 

LOL

Jesus Christ.





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