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Thread #161296   Message #3832435
Posted By: Andrew Wigglesworth
13-Jan-17 - 06:44 PM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
That report in the Bromsgrove Standard. I don't suppose there's anything else you'd expect the Police to say.

Just looking at Alvechurch Morris, it occurs to me that this whole thing could be pretty easy to solve ... hang in here.

Darker colours, especially black, seem to favour the "look", disguise or perhaps "menacing" aspect of the makeup ... so, why not just add a bit of a stripe across the face, zig-zags on the cheek of white, silver or gold or something similar. It would deflect this whole argument and we could just get back to dancing and watching the dancing.