links136: it has a historically horrible racist context, and there's no way to change that now.
Walker: Oh, here's a picture of it. The guy playing Michael Jackson was in white face. This was 2009 folks.[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x418]
Gothnet: Walker: There aren't many black people in Australia (they don't count the Aborigines as black). It is still mainly a white country. I have friends there and see pictures on Facebook they put up of their kids playing sports and kids at school and it's mostly all white kids (mostly blonds). In 2009 on an Australian TV talent show a group of white guys (all highly educated doctors) performed in black face as the Jackson 5. The world was outraged and Australia was like "What? Was that wrong?"Don't forget that 'Coon' is a major brand of cheese over there too...Aborgines do count as black, the tv show dedicated to aboriginal affairs over there is called "Living Black". It's just that there aren't enough black folks of African descent in the country to have a category of their own. Or historically there haven't been, I think the demographics are shifting slightly.
Walker: stonent: Walker: Oh, here's a picture of it. The guy playing Michael Jackson was in white face. This was 2009 folks.I believe Harry Connick Jr. was one of the judges (could be wrong) and he just stood there with his mouth hanging open. Later he said that we don't do stuff like that in America.Yeah, he was the one who pointed out it was wrong. The Aussies didn't get why he was offended at first.
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