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Bad Taste or Racist?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by hotballa, Apr 18, 2012.

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Is the Cake with the Blackface Actor Racist or just Bad Taste?

  1. Racist!

    13 vote(s)
    44.8%
  2. Just Bad Taste

    16 vote(s)
    55.2%
  1. hotballa

    hotballa Contributing Member

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    I'm speechless. please keep this thread in hangout as long as possible as I really really want to avoid D&D.


    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wor...-featured-actress-blackface-article-1.1063075


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  2. bladeage

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    I don't see the problem.
     
  3. bobmarley

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  4. Jontro

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    I voted for Scalabrine.
     
  5. hotballa

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    I find it mildly depressing that the swedish minister caught up in this fiasco is supposedly renowned in Sweden for being anti-racist. After watching the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and seeing sweden's version of anti-racism, i have decided I'm probably not gonna wanna move there for a while.
     
  6. CCorn

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    I once had the hots for a Swedish girl, but she looked Hispanic. Grr.
     
  7. Dairy Ashford

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    It's probably acceptable as art, but I don't see any problem with the Afro-Swedish Association complaining about it, either. Couple o' non-profits tryin' to make that paper.
     
  8. hotballa

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    I just don't see the artsy side of eating the cake genitals of a blackface...bah I can't even finish the sentence
     
  9. ima_drummer2k

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    It happened in Sweden so I don't care.
     
  10. rocketsjudoka

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    Understanding the context of it I think is important. I think it is a very provocative way to bring up the issue of female circumcision in African countries but you need to understand that context.

    Knowing what the piece is about it seems to be making a statement about the damage of the practice while also mocking backwards perceptions of Africans.
     
  11. SwoLy-D

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    LOL @ "ART." :grin:

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  12. hotballa

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    blackface is never a good idea.
     
  13. CrazyDave

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    It's probably just conjecture, but I hear that in other parts of the world, other bizarre things are happening with people of other cultures. Some, I'm told, are potentially even more important.
     
  14. Cannonball

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    The first description makes it seem like it might be racist, but after putting it in context (art project used to bring attention to the horrors of female circumcision), I have no problem with it so I refuse to vote. It's clearly not meant to demean Africans, it's just meant to bring attention to what many African women go through in a shocking manner.
     
  15. hotballa

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    I love how the minute "art" is attached to something, it magically wipes away a bad idea.

    Future art projects for me:
    - Take a crap and put it underneath a poster called Africa to mock Americans who call Africa a dump

    - Take a crap on a hoodie to mock Americans who claim that the Zimmerman arrest is a piece of crap


    irony and art combined.
     
  16. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    Exactly, sometimes Art needs to stir the pot so that all the oversensitive ninnies take notice.

    DD
     
  17. CrazyDave

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    ... and besides, how are we supposed to know how the cake tasted?
     
  18. Blurr#7

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    This what civilized birthday Zombie party's would be like. Wait until you see the pinata.
     
  19. Dairy Ashford

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    Critics and curators may find them unoriginal, technically simple or emotionally loaded; but I don't know if anything in either of those descriptions disqualify them as art.

    I wonder in what context either of those, or the original piece discussed, is a bad idea: to people trying to provoke thought through symbolic, unconventional media, or those trying to avoid angering or offending large sectors of the population.
     
  20. rocketsjudoka

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    Part of art though is to challenge and explore social mores even offensive once. For example Spike Lee made a movie about a modern Minstrel Show where all of the characters wore black face. Just because they are using black face here doesn't mean it is a celebration of it but there is a social critique here.

    My guess is that black face, also using a man in black face, is meant to show how little Europeans really understand Africans and instead are looking at them with the same stereotypes that have been true for centuries.
     

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