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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:19 PM

Blackface - friend texted me a story [View all]

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My old friends and I having been texting about this of course. We've known each other since little league football.

One of my friends said he attended a Lions Club fundraiser on the Peninsula (the county we know each other from) in which several parents of people we grew up with were in blackface. Performing what was basically a minstrel show. He asked his father because he didn't understand why it was supposed to be funny. His father, whom I've always thought alike Atticus Finch, explained that they were making fun of of people for the amusement of themselves.

This was probably in the late 70's maybe early 80's.

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