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Thread #161296   Message #3833161
Posted By: David Carter (UK)
17-Jan-17 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
For the record, I am with Jeri on this. The thread was dragged off topic by some quite objectionable GUEST posts. Its best not to respond, though briefly and unwisely I did.

Now, lets have some sensible discussion of when blacking up originated in border Morris, and whether it originally had any racial motivation. As far as I can see experts don't agree on this, and Wikipedia is equivocal.

And then my personal opinion: if the answer to the second is, or conceivably could be, yes, then lets not do it.