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Thread #161296 Message #3832512
Posted By: Howard Jones
14-Jan-17 - 07:34 AM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Andrew Wigglesworth, a number of sides do just that, rather than using completely different colours they go for black patterns or only partial blacking.
If teams or individuals choose to do something different to blacking up, either because they are uncomfortable with the historical associations or simply feel it is inappropriate in today's society, that is entirely up to them. However if they are being pressured, or worse intimidated, into doing so that is a very different matter. To give in to that sugggests that we should be ashamed of our traditions, and I don't believe we have any reason to be.