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Thread #161296 Message #3831518
Posted By: David Carter (UK)
09-Jan-17 - 03:24 PM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Sure Joe, but another theory is that the blackface was developed in the 15th century as mimicry of Moorish customs. The Wikipedia page on border morris gives several possibilities. So there could have been racial overtones in medieval times, we really don't know.
This is what annoys me about the Telegraph, it picks out "One Theory" which accords with its own worldview, and ignores others which don't.