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    I mentioned it on another thread, but my colleague Rhae Lynn is a boss. I'm pleased to see her work getting a lot of national, public-facing attention.

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    White Democrats need to abandon their premise that this is a "bad apple" kind of phenomenon. Blackface is an American cultural phenomenon and how we choose to address this will say a lot about our culture.

    The gotcha/whatabout dynamic (e.g., ChrisL vs. Lectro/DingusBrad) is definitely not the way to go.
    We're going to be good again.

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    I don't even know what the hell you are talking about (except some intrinsic need to sound above it all).

    Do you think that this is an impeachable offense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strickland33 View Post
    medical school

    as a 25-year-old

    do boys ever stop being "just boys?"
    Sorry, missed this comment. Should it be something that someone would consider when voting for somebody? sure. Is this an impeachable "offense" since it really isn't an offense at all? He did nothing illegal.

    For the record, I think anybody who wears blackface and hangs out with somebody else in a KKK outfit at a party is a raging douche. And the KAs at GT and Wake when I went to school were both assortments of raging douches. But that isn't an impeachable offense. This isn't a vote of no confidence.
    Last edited by ChrisL68; 02-10-2019 at 06:41 PM.

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    Are we going to apply the same standard to Bernie Sanders and his misogynistic rape fantasy writings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL68 View Post
    Sorry, missed this comment. Should it be something that someone would consider when voting for somebody? sure. Is this an impeachable "offense" since it really isn't an offense at all? He did nothing illegal.

    For the record, I think anybody who wears blackface and hangs out with somebody else in a KKK outfit at a party is a raging douche. And the KAs at GT and Wake when I went to school were both assortments of raging douches. But that isn't an impeachable offense. This isn't a vote of no confidence.
    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL68 View Post
    I don't even know what the hell you are talking about (except some intrinsic need to sound above it all).

    Do you think that this is an impeachable offense?
    I agree with you that it isn't an impeachable offense. Beyond the realm of team politics, though, this brings up a big question about the politicians who we have trusted to "lead us." I personally don't think a lawmaker who wears blackface has any business in politics, but you're right - it's not an impeachable offense. The same lack of judgment that inspired Northram to don blackface is the same lack of judgment inspiring his decision not to step down.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL68 View Post
    Are we going to apply the same standard to Bernie Sanders and his misogynistic rape fantasy writings?
    whatabout! whatabout!

    There is also a big difference between the two examples, between badly constructed satire in even worse taste (Sanders) and wearing blackface as a 25-year-old (Northram). If you can honestly look at these two instances as "of the same type," then I don't know what to tell you.

    This is what I'm saying, though. In the same way that #metoo inspired a reckoning of sorts about what we, as a society, are willing to tolerate, I think that this incident and the subsequent revelations about the centrality of blackface to contemporary culture may inspire a similar conversation. Or, at least, I hope it does.

    I hope that believing that blackface is an utterly unacceptable form of cultural representation (in 1985 or 2019 - I don't care) is not an "above it all" perspective, but it sounds like you may think that it is.
    We're going to be good again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakephan09 View Post
    I mentioned it on another thread, but my colleague Rhae Lynn is a boss. I'm pleased to see her work getting a lot of national, public-facing attention.
    She looks good in some of her pics online, like a heifer in others.

  8. #288
    Yes, clearly I think blackface is acceptable. You got me Strick.

    I just hope society can get to the point, in 1972 or 2018, where writing triggering rape fantasies for mass publication would be considered completely unacceptable in the #metoo era without "context" ideological hall passes being issued. One can only dare to dream.

    I mean if we are going to nail C Thomas Howell to the cross of political correctness, should Bernie Sanders not be right beside him?

  9. #289
    Should Nabokov be a social pariah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    The UVa yearbook is
    named for blackface.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlo...c98_story.html

    See article for supporting links.


    “The state’s flagship university, the University of Virginia (where Herring’s performance took place), embraced blackface enthusiastically, especially once the Civil War meant that the school could no longer rely on income from hiring out enslaved people it owned to work on nearby plantations. Starting during Reconstruction, U-Va. made blackface a part of its fundraising strategy. In 1886 or 1887, the official University Minstrel Troupe donated the proceeds of its show to the construction of the university chapel, where couples continue to marry each year. The show, which included a “stump speech” — a stand-up comedy routine lampooning black politicians — also featured a “Berlesque of Mikado,” probably in yellowface.

    For decades, the U-Va. minstrel troupe “sweetly” sang in “darky dialect,” as their programs put it, to raise funds. During World War I, a university-sponsored minstrel show took place on the steps of the Rotunda. The school’s yearbook is named “Corks and Curls,” minstrel slang for the burned cork used to blacken faces and the curly Afro wigs that were signature costume pieces (though the yearbook officially denies that’s where the name came from), and scores of old copies highlight the prominence of blackface on campus.”
    It is Mr. Jefferson’s university.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL68 View Post
    Sorry, missed this comment. Should it be something that someone would consider when voting for somebody? sure. Is this an impeachable "offense" since it really isn't an offense at all? He did nothing illegal.

    For the record, I think anybody who wears blackface and hangs out with somebody else in a KKK outfit at a party is a raging douche. And the KAs at GT and Wake when I went to school were both assortments of raging douches. But that isn't an impeachable offense. This isn't a vote of no confidence.
    I agree that people from Ga Tech are awful people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorEl View Post
    That’s when RJ was there right? wonder if he saw any of that. Rich southern frat culture is gross, was then is now. I would never pay for my kid to be in a frat.

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    Anyone find Richard Burr ('78, Kappa Sig according to Wikipedia)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakeforest22890 View Post
    Should Nabokov be a social pariah?
    To be sure you are not suggesting that the lurid rape fantasies of a mumbling socialist pol and general crack-pot are on par with ‘Lolita’?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFcatamount22 View Post
    That’s when RJ was there right? wonder if he saw any of that. Rich southern frat culture is gross, was then is now. I would never pay for my kid to be in a frat.
    The only one that was when I was there was the billboard. That was taken as a shot at bigotry. It's not the same as blackface.

    Without question KA and Kappa Sig were unashamedly, openly racist and bigoted against non-Christians. Other frats were less so. I would say Lamba Chi had the most diversity during my years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJKarl View Post
    The only one that was when I was there was the billboard. That was taken as a shot at bigotry. It's not the same as blackface.

    Without question KA and Kappa Sig were unashamedly, openly racist and bigoted against non-Christians. Other frats were less so. I would say Lamba Chi had the most diversity during my years.
    Without a doubt

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    Will Smith in trouble for blueface pictures.


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